Science of Earth Systems / Edition 2

Science of Earth Systems / Edition 2

by Stephen Butz
     
 

ISBN-10: 141804122X

ISBN-13: 9781418041229

Pub. Date: 03/22/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Science of Earth Systems, second edition introduces students to the processes that occur on our Earth by dividing the planet into five unique spheres: the exosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Together these five spheres cover all the principal interactions between the Earth's physical and biological properties that make our planet

Overview

Science of Earth Systems, second edition introduces students to the processes that occur on our Earth by dividing the planet into five unique spheres: the exosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Together these five spheres cover all the principal interactions between the Earth's physical and biological properties that make our planet unique. Any educator who teaches secondary students about the basic functions of the Earth, and how those functions interact with the living world, will find this textbook extremely useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418041229
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/22/2007
Series:
Earth Science Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Unit 1: The Foundation of Science Chapter 1: Technology, Science, and Scientific Measurement Chapter 2: Matter and Energy Unit 2: The Exosphere Chapter 3: The Earth as a Planet Chapter 4: The Moon, Earths Closest Neighbor Chapter 5: The Life of Stars Chapter 6: The Solar System and its Place in the Universe Unit 3: The Lithosphere Chapter 7: The Earths Interior Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics Chapter 9: Earthquakes and Volcanoes Chapter 10: Minerals, Rocks and Mineral Resources Chapter 11: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Chapter 12: Soils Chapter 13: The Earths Geologic History Unit 4: The Atmosphere Chapter 14: Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere Chapter 15: Insolation Chapter 16: Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure Chapter 17: Humidity, Clouds, and Precipitation Chapter 18: Wind, Air Masses, and Fronts Chapter 19: Storms and Weather Forecasting Chapter 20: Global Climate Change Chapter 21: Acid Precipitation and Deposition Chapter 22: Ozone Depletion Unit 5: The Hydrosphere Chapter 23: Earth, the Water Planet Chapter 24: The Hydrologic Cycle Chapter 25: Oceanography Chapter 26: Fresh Surface Water and Groundwater Chapter 27: Glaciers Chapter 28: Pollution of the Hydrosphere Chapter 29: El Nino and the Southern Oscillation Chapter 30: Coral Bleaching Unit 6: The Biosphere Chapter 31: Ecological Systems Chapter 32: World Biomes and Marine Ecosystems Chapter 33: The Flow of Energy and Matter Through Ecosystems Chapter 34: Biological Succession Chapter 35: Classification of the Living World Glossary Index

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