Environmental Change: The Evolving Ecosphere

Environmental Change: The Evolving Ecosphere

by Richard Huggett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415145201

ISBN-13: 9780415145206

Pub. Date: 08/12/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Environmental Change explores the nature, causes, rates and directions of environmental change throughout earth history. Huggett introduces the interdependent parts of the natural environment - cosmic, ecological, geological - and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. Integrating a wealth of examples and illustrations from around the world, the book

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Environmental Change explores the nature, causes, rates and directions of environmental change throughout earth history. Huggett introduces the interdependent parts of the natural environment - cosmic, ecological, geological - and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. Integrating a wealth of examples and illustrations from around the world, the book examines evidence and causes of change in life, climate (air and water), soils, sediments and landforms, and the impacts of human-environment interaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415145206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/12/1997
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of colour plates
List of black-and-white plates
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Introducing Environmental Change1
2Cosmosphere32
3Lithosphere and Barysphere56
4Atmosphere95
5Hydrosphere137
6Pedosphere173
7Toposphere222
8Biosphere and Ecosphere262
9Environmental Evolution308
Bibliography317
Index366

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