The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science

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Wiley, Jan 4, 2011 - Science - 672 pages
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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.

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About the author (2011)

Brian J. Skinner is Professor of Geology and Geophysics at YaLe University and a past president of the Geological Society of America. He coedited The Oxford Companion to the Earth

BARBARA MURCK, PHD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Environment Programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Environmental Geology, Dangerous Earth, Geology Today, and Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide, all from Wiley.

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