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The Earth System By Lee R. Kump

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Designed for the Global Change and Earth System Science courses, this book addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective.

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The Earth System by Lee R. Kump

The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth Systems: An Introduction to Earth Systems Science offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide decision-making in the future. Designed for the Global Change and Earth System Science courses.

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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.

Additional information

GOR007304329
The Earth System by Lee R. Kump
Lee R. Kump
Used - Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
1999-03-03
368
0131773879
9780131773875
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.