Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change / Edition 3

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change / Edition 3

by W.H. Schlesinger, Emily S. Bernhardt
     
 

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, Third Edition is the highly-anticipated update to one of Academic Press’ best-selling earth and environmental science textbooks. This book examines the effects of human activities on the chemistry of the Earth, including climate change, nitrogen pollution, and ocean acidification. It shows how

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Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, Third Edition is the highly-anticipated update to one of Academic Press’ best-selling earth and environmental science textbooks. This book examines the effects of human activities on the chemistry of the Earth, including climate change, nitrogen pollution, and ocean acidification. It shows how current technology can help extrapolate the results of small-scale field studies to the global level. Key features:

  • Easy readability, making a seemingly difficult subject fun and compelling
  • Cohesive, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary approach
  • Timely topics including the role of biogeochemistry in climate change research
  • Synthesis of the current literature on the Earth’s biogeochemistry

New to this edition:

  • Revised content and new figures and tables reflect the vast growth of this scientific field over the past decade
  • End-of-chapter problem sets reinforce learning
  • Color figures include numerous maps of global biogeochemical phenomena
  • Addition of a substantial number of citations of material published since the last edition (more than 4,500 total), including many added as the book was going to press
  • Companion website includes web links, recommended reading, and images from the book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123858740
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
1,059,018
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IProcesses and Reactions
1Introduction3
2Origins15
3The Atmosphere47
4The Lithosphere88
5The Biosphere: The Carbon Cycle of Terrestrial Ecosystems127
6The Biosphere: Biogeochemical Cycling on Land166
7Biogeochemistry in Freshwater Wetlands and Lakes224
8Rivers and Estuaries261
9The Oceans291
Pt. IIGlobal Cycles
10The Global Water Cycle345
11The Global Carbon Cycle358
12The Global Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus383
13The Global Sulfur Cycle402
14A Perspective415
References419
Index565

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