Our Changing Planet

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

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For introductory courses in Earth System Science, Earth Science or Global Environmental Change. This book offers a general interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science. It presents both Earth science and ecological concepts related to global change, as well as a discussion of the human dimensions of change. The unifying theme of the book is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change.show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 200.7 x 251 x 21.6mm | 1,025.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130651729
  • 9780130651723
  • 1,997,945

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.show more

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