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The Earth system

Author: Lee R Kump; Robert G Crane; James F Kasting
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee R Kump; Robert G Crane; James F Kasting
ISBN: 0131420593 9780131420595
OCLC Number: 804611698
Description: XII, 419 p., [8] p. de làm. : il., map ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. 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. 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 Earth-Like Planets. Appendix A: Units and Unit Conversions. Appendix B: Temperature Conversions. Appendix C: Periodic Table. Appendix D: Useful Facts. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, Robert G. Crane.

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