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 b
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 99 Cover: Hardback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year Published: 1999 International: No
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Skinner, Brian J. : Yale University
Porter, Stephen C. : University of Washington - Seattle
Botkin, Daniel B. : George Mason University
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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).
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