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The earth system

Author: Lee R Kump; James F Kasting; Robert G Crane
Publisher: San Francisco : Prentice Hall, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee R Kump; James F Kasting; Robert G Crane
ISBN: 9780321597793 0321597796
OCLC Number: 268789401
Description: xi, 420 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Global change --
Daisyworld: an introduction to systems --
Global energy balance: the greenhouse effect --
The atmospheric circulation system --
The circulation of the oceans --
The cryosphere --
Circulation of the solid earth: plate tectonics --
Recycling of the elements: carbon and nutrient cycles --
Focus on the biota: metabolism, ecosystems, and biodiversity --
Origin of earth and life --
Effect of life on the atmosphere: the rise of oxygen and ozone --
Long-term climate regulation --
Biodiversity through earth history --
Pleistocene glaciations --
Global warming, part 1: recent and future climate --
Global warming, part 2: impacts, adaptations, and mitigation --
Ozone depletion --
Human threats to biodiversity --
Climate stability on earth and earthlike planets.
Responsibility: Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, Robert G. Crane.

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