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The earth system

The earth system

Author: Lee R Kump; Robert G Crane; James F Kasting
Publisher: Upper Saddle River : Prentice Hall, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. 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: 900155671
Description: xii, 420 s. : illustrations
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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