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The Environment: Principles and Applications


By: Chris Park

518 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #116661 | ISBN: 0415217717
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #116660 | ISBN: 0415217709
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Provides a comprehensive account of modern environmental issues and the physical and socio-economic framework in which they are set. It explains the principles and applications of the different parts of the Earth's system: the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and the biosphere and explains the interrelationships within and between these systems.


Part I Environment in crisis: population and environment; environmental systems; spaceship earth. Part II The lithosphere: structure of the earth; dynamic earth; earth materials. Part III The atmosphere: the atmosphere; atmospheric processes; weather systems; climate. Part IV The hydrosphere: the hydrological cycle; water resources; drylands; cold and ice; oceans and coasts. Part V The biosphere: the biosphere; ecosystems, succession and biomes; soil. Part VI Reflections: retrospect and prospect.

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