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Introduction to Environmental Physics: Planet Earth, Life and Climate

Textbook

By: Peter Hughes and Nigel J Mason

392 pages, 8pp col illus

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #121058 | ISBN: 0748407650
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #121057 | ISBN: 0748407642
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About this book

Introduction to Environmental Physics aims to cover some of the more common and popular topics addressed in physics of the earth, physics of the environment, and environmental physics courses. It provides an essentially non-mathematical treatment suitable for a first year undergraduate level course. The principle topics covered are the physics of the built environment, the physics of human survival, energy for living, environmental health, revealing the planet, the sun and the atmosphere, the biosphere, the global climate, and climate change.

'...offers a good introduction to the wide range of issues with which environmental physics is concerned' - E.G. Youngs at European Journal of Soil Science


Contents

Introduction: Environmental physics - processes and issues; the human environment; the built environment; the urban environment; energy for living; revealing the planet; the sun and the atmosphere; observing the earth's weather and cloud physics; global weather patterns and climate; physics and soils; vegetation growth and carbon balance; environmental issues for the 21st century.

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