The blue planet: an introduction to earth system science, Volume 1

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John Wiley, 1995 - Science - 493 pages
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A unique introduction to the holistic view of the Earth. Stresses the systems approach, showing the energy flows and links between the Earth's different parts-the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and the solid Earth-and the balance in the global environment that exists as a result of these interactions. Every chapter opens with a topical essay dealing with research on the subject matter and closes with a guest essay written by a researcher in the field. Special attention has been paid to select full-color artwork and photographs which illuminate discussions.

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The Human Dimension l l

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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

Porter joined the geology faculty of the University of Washington after receiving graduate degrees from Yale University.

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