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Earth System, The, 3rd Edition

By Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, Robert G. Crane

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 31, 2009

Table of Contents

1. Global Change
2. Daisyworld: An Introduction to Systems
3. Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse Effect
4. The Atmospheric Circulation System
5. The Circulation of the Oceans
6. The Cryosphere
7. Circulation of the Solid Earth: Plate Tectonics
8. Recycling of the Elements
9. Focus on the Biota: Metabolism, Ecosystems and Biodiversity
10. Origin of the Earth and of Life
11. Effect of Life on the Atmosphere: The Rise of Oxygen and Ozone
12. Long-Term Climate Regulation.
13. Biodiversity Through Earth History.
14. Pleistocene Glaciations.
15. Global Warming, Part 1: The Scientific Evidence.
16. Global Warming, Part 2: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation
17. Ozone Depletion.
18. Human Threats to Biodiversity.
19. Climate Stability on Earth and Earth-Like Planets.

Appendix A: Units and Unit Conversions.
Appendix B: Temperature Conversions.
Appendix C: Periodic Table.
Appendix D: Useful Facts.
Glossary.
Index.

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