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Author Skinner, Brian J., 1928-

Title The blue planet : an introduction to earth system science / Brian J. Skinner, Barbara Murck
Edition Third edition
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2011]
©2011
©2011

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Description xv, 656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Earth System: Our Place in Space -- 1. The Earth System -- 2. Matter -- 3. Energy -- 4. The Solar System -- Part II. The Geosphere: Earth Beneath Our Feet -- 5. The Dynamic Geosphere -- 6. Earthquakes and Volcanoes -- 7. The Rock Cycle -- Part III. The Hydrosphere: Earth's Blanket of Water and Ice -- 8. The Hydrologic Cycle -- 9. The Frozen Hydrosphere -- 10. The World Ocean -- Part IV. The Atmosphere: Earth's Gaseous Envelope -- 11. The Atmosphere -- 12. Wind and Weather Systems -- 13. The Climate System -- Part V. The Biosphere: Life on Earth -- 14. Life, Death, and Evolution -- 15. Energy and Matter in Life Systems -- 16. Earth's Major Ecosystems -- 17. Habitat, Interactions, and Diversity -- Part VI. The Anthrosphere: Humans and the Future of Earth -- 18. Earth's Resources -- 19. The Changing Earth System
Summary "The Third Edition of Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science treats earth science from a systems perspective, showing how the four spheres (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) are interrelated. In this edition, significant emphasis is placed on cycling of materials and energy, and interactions among the spheres. The text also places much clearer emphasis on basic science, which can be seen in the reorganization of topics into Energy and Matter chapters, as well as a new "The Basics" feature in each chapter. This edition is also more systematic about documenting human impacts on the various spheres of the Earth system"--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Earth sciences.
Reading List SLE102 prescribed text 2020
SLE102 prescribed text 2019
Author Murck, Barbara Winifred, 1954-
LC no. 2010032269
ISBN 9780471236436 hardback
0471236438 hardback