"The Earth System: Physical and Chemical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change" by ed. Michael C. MacCracken, John S. Perry
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Volume 1
Wiley | 2002 | ISBN: 0470853603 | 781 pages | PDF | 16 MB
Volume One of this Encyclopedia deals with the physical and chemical dimensions of the Earth system, including for example the atmosphere, the oceans, the cryosphere, and those aspects of the land surface particularly relevant to interactions with other components of the Earth system. It focuses on the most dynamic aspects of the system, on the factors and processes that produce change, and on the programs and individual scientists most concerned with measuring and understanding change.