Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change / Edition 3

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Overview

The Second Edition of Biogeochemistry considers the effects of life on the Earth's chemistry on a global level. This expansive text employs current technology to help students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discussesthe instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With the Earths changing chemistry as the focus, this text pulls together the many disparate fields that are encompassed by the broad reach of biogeochemistry. With extensive cross-referencing of chapters, figures, and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this text will provide an excellent framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and will also be a useful self-study guide.
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Editorial Reviews

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Biogeochemistry is the study of the geochemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere, oceans, and crustal minerals of the earth's surface as affected by living organisms. This text for a graduate course or reference for ecologists and environmental scientists examines global changes that have occurred and are occurring in our water, air, and on land, and relates them to the global cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...a clear analysis of the interactions among biological and chemical processes that determine the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere..."
-- P. Matson in ECOLOGY

"Schlesinger presents the material in a vivid style making the book both informative and a pleasure to read."
--Peter Warneck in JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY

"An excellent resource for earth scientists..."
--Berner & Berner, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA

"Do not take a spin on a biogeochemical cycle without first reading Schlesinger's description of the components of that cycle."
--J.C.G. Walker, SCIENCE

"Careful attention to detail is evident...I recommend this book for any scientitst who needs a comprehensive and thoroughly referenced overview of biogeochemistry...well suited as a textbook."
--S.K. Hamilton, BULL. AMER. METEOROLOGY SOCIETY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123858740
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 866,008
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William H. Schlesinger is the President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Before coming to the Institute, he served in a dual capacity at Duke University, as both the James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry and Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. A graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B.) and Cornell University (PhD.), he has been investigating the link between environmental chemistry and global climate change for over 30 years. His recent work focuses on understanding how trees and soil influence atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. He is the author or coauthor of over 200 scientific papers on subjects of environmental chemistry and global change and the widely-adopted textbook Biogeochemistry: An analysis of global change (Academic Press, 2nd ed. 1997). He has published editorials and columns in the Charlotte Observer, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Raleigh News and Observer. Schlesinger was among the first to quantify the amount of carbon held in soil organic matter globally, providing subsequent estimates of the role of soils and human impacts on forests and soils in global climate change. He was elected a member of The National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and was President of the Ecological Society of America for 2003-2004. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His past work has taken him to diverse habitats, ranging from Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia to the Mojave Desert of California, and three times as a Duke alumni tour guide to Antarctica. His research has been featured on NOVA, CNN, NPR, and on the pages of Discover, National Geographic, the New York Times, and Scientific American. Schlesinger has testified before U.S. House and Senate Committees on a variety of environmental issues, including preservation of desert habitats, global climate change and carbon sequestration.

Dr. Emily S. Bernhardt is Assistant Professor at Duke University in the Department of Biology. She currently teaches biogeochemistry. A graduate of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (B.S) and Cornell University (PhD.) and her areas of interest include biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stream and wetland ecology, urban ecology, and restoration ecology.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Processes and Reactions
1 Introduction 3
2 Origins 15
3 The Atmosphere 47
4 The Lithosphere 88
5 The Biosphere: The Carbon Cycle of Terrestrial Ecosystems 127
6 The Biosphere: Biogeochemical Cycling on Land 166
7 Biogeochemistry in Freshwater Wetlands and Lakes 224
8 Rivers and Estuaries 261
9 The Oceans 291
Pt. II Global Cycles
10 The Global Water Cycle 345
11 The Global Carbon Cycle 358
12 The Global Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus 383
13 The Global Sulfur Cycle 402
14 A Perspective 415
References 419
Index 565
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