Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 4

Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 4

by Fred T. Mackenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321667727

ISBN-13: 9780321667724

Pub. Date: 05/03/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall


This book offers a general discussion of global environmental change geared toward readers like you. It presents both Earth science and ecological concepts related to global change, as well as a discussion of the human dimensions of change. The text's unifying theme is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change.  See more details below

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This book offers a general discussion of global environmental change geared toward readers like you. It presents both Earth science and ecological concepts related to global change, as well as a discussion of the human dimensions of change. The text's unifying theme is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321667724
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Changing Planetary System
2. Earth’s Lithosphere: Geologic Time and Building Blocks
3. Earth’s Lithosphere: Plate Tectonics
4. The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere
5. The Fluid Earth: Hydrosphere and Air-Sea Interactions
6. Our Living Planet: Earth’s Ecosphere
7. Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon, Nutrients, and Oxygen
8. Historical Framework of Global Environmental Change
9. Human Forcings on the Ecosphere: World Population, Development and Resource Consumption
10. The Changing Earth Surface: Terrestrial Vegetation
11. The Changing Earth Surface: Land and Water
12. The Changing Atmosphere: Acid Deposition and Photochemical Smog
13. The Changing Atmosphere: Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change
14. The Changing Atmosphere: Global Warming and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
15. Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

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