The Earth System / Edition 1

The Earth System / Edition 1

by Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, Robert Crane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131773879

ISBN-13: 9780131773875

Pub. Date: 03/03/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

B> The first book that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective,this new book offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide decision-making in the future. Offers an innovative systems theory approach that allows for a new way of organizing information from a variety of disciplines as

Overview

B> The first book that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective,this new book offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide decision-making in the future. Offers an innovative systems theory approach that allows for a new way of organizing information from a variety of disciplines as well as of predicting responses of systems to disturbance. Utilizes an Earth history perspective that links the Earth sciences closely with modern global change problems. Includes two boxed features throughout the book that address topical issues related to the material in the text, of high appeal and that discuss advanced, especially quantitative, treatments. Features several computer modules available on the World Wide Web and free when packaged with the book. For Earth scientists who would like a formal introduction to Earth Systems Science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131773875
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/03/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Global Change.
2. Daisyworld: An Introduction to Systems.
3. Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse Effect.
4. The Atmospheric Circulation System.
5. The Circulation of the Oceans.
6. Circulation of the Solid Earth: Plate tedtonics.
7. Recycling of the Elements: The Carbon Cycle.
8. Long-Term Climate Regulation.
9. The Chemical Environment: Evolution of the Atmosphere.
10. Biodiversity through Earth History.
11. Pleistocene Glaciation.
12. Short-Term Climate Variability.
13. Global Warming.
14. Ozone Depletion.
15. Human Threats to Biodiversity.
16. Climate Stability on Earth and Earthlike Planets.
Appendix A. Units and Unit Conversions.
Appendix B. Temperature Conversions.
Appendix C. Periodic Table.
Appendix D. Useful Facts.
Glossary.
Index.

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