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The Blue Planet By Brian J. Skinner

The Blue Planet

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The image of the Earth on the front cover was acquired from the GOES--8 Imager by the Laboratory for Atmosphere at NASAa S Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. It was taken on September 2, 1994, using two channels for the Imager to produce a "natural color" effect.
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The Blue Planet: Introduction to Earth System Science by Brian J. Skinner

The image of the Earth on the front cover was acquired from the GOES--8 Imager by the Laboratory for Atmosphere at NASAa S Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. It was taken on September 2, 1994, using two channels for the Imager to produce a "natural color" effect. The photos shown here on the back cover illustrate the four spheres of the Earth system -- the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere -- together with changes being produced by human activities.

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About Brian J. Skinner


Brian Skinner, Yale University Stephen Porter, University of Washington Daniel Botkin, George Mason University

Table of Contents


THE EARTH IN SPACE. The Earth System. Fellow Travelers in Space: Eartha s Nearest Neighbors. The Sun, Giver of Life. THE EARTH BENEATH OUR FEET. Plate Tectonics. Earthquakes and the Eartha s Interior. Minerals and Rocks. The Heat Within: Magmas and Volcanoes. The Eartha s Evolving Crust. THE EARTHa S BLANKET OF WATER AND ICE. Water on the Land. The World of Snow and Ice. The World Ocean. THE EARTHa S GASEOUS ENVELOPE. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere. Winds, Weather, and Deserts. The Eartha s Changing Climate. A Planetary Perspective on Life. Geochemistry and Life. Biological Evolution and the History of the Biosphere. LIVING ON THE EARTH. Resources from the Earth. The Changing Face of the Land. Global Change: A Planet Under Stress. Appendices. Glossary. Credits. Index.

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GOR001784468
The Blue Planet: Introduction to Earth System Science by Brian J. Skinner
Brian J. Skinner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1999-02-16
576
0471161144
9780471161141
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