Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 2 by Fred T. MacKenzie | 9780132713214 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 2

Our Changing Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change / Edition 2

by Fred T. MacKenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132713217

ISBN-13: 9780132713214

Pub. Date: 10/20/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

The unifying theme of Our Changing Planet is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change. Part I deals with the natural exogenic system of Earth. It emphasizes the historical (geologic) perspective of change and discusses processes and change in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere systems. Part

Overview

The unifying theme of Our Changing Planet is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change. Part I deals with the natural exogenic system of Earth. It emphasizes the historical (geologic) perspective of change and discusses processes and change in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere systems. Part II demonstrates how human activities influence the natural system and the consequences of human-induced change for ecosystems, humans, and human infrastructures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132713214
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/20/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.81(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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