The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science

January 4, 2011|
The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science by Brian J. Skinner
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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.
Brian Skinner was born and raised in Australia, studied at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, worked in the mining industry in Tasmania, and in 1951 entered the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, from which he obtained his Ph.D. in 1954. Following a period as a research scientist in the United States ...
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Title:The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:672 pages, 11.1 X 8.6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:672 pages, 11.1 X 8.6 X 1.2 in
Published:January 4, 2011
Publisher:Wiley
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780471236436

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