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Environmental geology : an earth system science approach

Author: Dorothy J Merritts; Andrew DeWet; Kirsten Menking
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1998.
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Using the earth systems approach, Dr Merritts and her colleagues guide readers towards an understanding of Earth's varied environments, the whole-Earth systems connecting them and the ramifications  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy J Merritts; Andrew DeWet; Kirsten Menking
ISBN: 0716728346 9780716728344
OCLC Number: 36969747
Description: xxvi, 452 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Fundamental concepts: how humans view and study earth --
1. Introduction to environmental science --
2. Dynamic earth systems --
3. Geologic time and earth history --
pt. 11: Solid earth systems --
4. Lithosphere: the rock and sediment system --
5. Lithosphere: resources, hazards and change --
6. Soil and weathering systems --
pt. 111:Fluid earth systems --
7. The surface water system --
8. The groundwater system --
9. The atmospheric system --
10. The ocean and coastal system --
pt. IV: Energy and change in earth systems --
11. Energy and the environment --
12. Understanding environmental change --
13. Tracing and predicting environmental change.
Responsibility: Dorothy J. Merritts, Andrew De Wet, Kirsten Menking.
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