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The Blue Planet: Study Guide: An Introduction to Earth System Science

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By: Brian J Skinner, Stephen C Porter and Daniel B Botkin

193 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #97489 | ISBN: 0471326135
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About this book

Connects all the processes of earth sciences into a 'holistic' approach to help students learn the relationships between them.


Contents

THE EARTH IN SPACE. The Earth System. Fellow Travelers in Space: Earth's Nearest Neighbors. The Sun, Giver of Life. THE EARTH BENEATH OUR FEET. Plate Tectonics. Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior. Minerals and Rocks. The Heat Within: Magmas and Volcanoes. The Earth's Evolving Crust. THE EARTH'S BLANKET OF WATER AND ICE. Water on the Land. The World of Snow and Ice. The World Ocean. THE EARTH'S GASEOUS ENVELOPE. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere. Winds, Weather, and Deserts. The Earth's Changing Climate. A Planetary Perspective on Life. Geochemistry and Life. Biological Evolution and the History of the Biosphere. LIVING ON THE EARTH. Resources from the Earth. The Changing Face of the Land. Global Change: A Planet Under Stress. Appendices. Glossary. Credits. Index.

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