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The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780471236436 | 0471236438
Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: 1/1/2011

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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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