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Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure

Author: W L Steffen
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Series: Global change--the IGBP series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused by humans. This book considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global sustainability.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W L Steffen
ISBN: 3540408002 9783540408000 3540265945 9783540265948
OCLC Number: 53178586
Description: xii, 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: An integrated earth system --
Planetary machinery: the dynamics of the earth system prior to significant human influence --
The Anthropocene Era: how humans are changing the earth system --
Reverberations of change: the responses of the earth system to human activities --
Living with global change: consequences of changes in the earth system for human well-being --
Towards earth system science and global sustainability.
Series Title: Global change--the IGBP series.
Responsibility: W. Steffen [and others].
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