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The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science, 3rd Edition

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3rd
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9780471236436

ISBN10:
0471236438
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

The Third Edition of Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science treats earth science from a systems perspective, showing how the four spheres (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) are interrelated. In this edition, significant emphasis is placed on cycling of materials and energy, and interactions among the spheres. The text also places much clearer emphasis on basic science, which can be seen in the reorganization of topics into Energy and Matter chapters, as well as a new "The Basics" feature in each chapter. This edition is also more systematic about documenting human impacts on the various spheres of the Earth system.

Table of Contents

The Earth System: Our Place in Space
The Earth System
Matter
Energy
The Solar System
The Geosphere: Earth Beneath Our Feet
The Dynamic Geosphere
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
The Rock Cycle
The Hydrosphere: Earth's Blanket of Water and Ice
The Hydrologic Cycle
The Frozen Hydrosphere
The World Ocean
The Atmosphere: Earth's Gaseous Envelope
The Atmosphere
Wind and Weather Systems
The Climate System
The Biosphere: Life on Earth
Life, Death, and Evolution
Energy and Matter in Life Systems
Earth's Major Ecosystems
Habitat, Interactions, and Diversity
The Anthrosphere: Humans and the Future of Earth
Earth's Resources
The Changing Earth System
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