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Blue Planet : An Introduction to Earth System Science

Blue Planet : An Introduction to Earth System Science - 2nd edition

Blue Planet : An Introduction to Earth System Science - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780471161141

ISBN10: 0471161144

Blue Planet : An Introduction to Earth System Science by Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter and Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780471161141
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No
Blue Planet : An Introduction to Earth System Science by Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter and Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780471161141

ISBN13: 9780471161141

ISBN10: 0471161144

Summary

This book emphasizes the way human activities influence natural processes in the atmosphere, ocean, and solid earth. Interactions and fluxes of materials and energy between the solid earth, ocean, and atmosphere is also stressed to develop a whole earth perspective. Revised to incorporate more of a systems approach and to integrate the biogeochemistry cycles more fully. The book has been updated to use GIS to show the earth systems orientation, and includes more on biomes.

Author Bio

Skinner, Brian J. : Yale University

Porter, Stephen C. : University of Washington - Seattle

Botkin, Daniel B. : George Mason University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Earth System(S).

Fellow Travelers in Space: Earth's Nearest Neighbors(S).

The Sun, Giver of Life (S).

The Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics (S).

Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior (S).

Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks (S).

The Heat Within: Magma and Volcanoes (S).

The Earth's Evolving Crust (S).

Water on the Land (P).

The World of Snow and Ice (P).

The World Ocean (P).

Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere (S).

Winds, Weather, and Deserts (S&P).

The Earth's Changing Climates (P).

A Planetary Perspective on Life (B).

Geochemistry and Life (B).

Biological Evolution and the History of the Biosphere (B).

Resources from the Earth (S).

Landscape Evolution (P).

Global Change: A Planet Under Stress (P&B).

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