The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science (1st Edition)
Wiley | ISBN : 0471540218 | October 1994 | 572 pages | PDF | 111MB
This text introduces a holistic view of the Earth derived from the technological and scientific advances that have made it possible to measure the many ways that the different parts of the Earth - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and the solid Earth - intersect. Interactions and fluxes of materials and energy between solid Earth, ocean and atmosphere are stressed to develop an integrated perspective. Each chapter contains an essay written by an expert in his or her relevant field.