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The earth system

Author: Lee R Kump; James F Kasting; Robert G Crane
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kump, Lee R.
Earth system.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2004
(OCoLC)647117141
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee R Kump; James F Kasting; Robert G Crane
ISBN: 0131420593 9780131420595
OCLC Number: 52341652
Description: xii, 419 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Global Change --
2. Daisyworld: An Introduction to Systems --
3. Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse Effect --
4. Atmospheric Circulation System --
5. Circulation of the Oceans --
6. Modeling the Atmosphere --
Ocean System --
7. Circulation of the Solid Earth: Plate Tectonics --
8. Recycling of the Elements: The Carbon Cycle --
9. Focus on the Biota: Metabolism, Ecosystems, and Biodiversity --
10. Origin of the Earth and of Life --
11. Effect of Life on the Atmosphere: The Rise of Oxygen and Ozone --
12. Long-Term Climate Regulation --
13. Biodiversity through Earth History --
14. Pleistocene Glaciations --
15. Short-Term Climate Variability --
16. Global Warming --
17. Ozone Depletion --
18. Human Threats to Biodiversity --
19. Climate Stability on Earth and Earthlike Planets --
App. A. Units and Unit Conversions --
App. B. Temperature Conversions --
App. C. Periodic Table of the Elements --
App. D. Useful Facts.
Responsibility: Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, Robert G. Crane.

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