Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 3

Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 3

by Fred T. MacKenzie
     
 

This book offers a general, interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science.

The unifying theme of the book is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change. The two part organization according to this distinction allows for easy reading on specific topics.

This

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This book offers a general, interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science.

The unifying theme of the book is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change. The two part organization according to this distinction allows for easy reading on specific topics.

This book is useful for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130651723
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/07/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.07(w) x 9.87(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE NATURAL SYSTEM.

1. Earth's Lithosphere: Geologic Time and Building Blocks.

2. Earth's Lithosphere: Plate Tectonics.

3. The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere.

4. The Fluid Earth: Hydrosphere.

5. Earth's Ecosphere.

6. Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon, Nutrients, and Oxygen.

7. Historical Framework of Global Environmental Change.

II. THE HUMAN DIMENSION.

8. World Population, Development, and Resource Consumption.

9. The Changing Earth Surface: Terrestrial Vegetation.

10. The Changing Earth Surface: Land and Water.

11. The Changing Atmosphere: Acid Deposition and Photochemical Smog.

12. The Changing Atmosphere: Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change.

13. The Changing Atmosphere: Global Warming and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion.

14. Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.

Appendix A. Minerals.

Answers to Study Questions.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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