Earth Systems Science is an integrated discipline that has been rapidly developing over the last two decades. New information is included in this updated edition so that the text remains relevant.
This volume contains five new chapters, but of special importance is the inclusion of an expanded set of student exercises.
The two senior authors are leading scientists in their fields and have been awarded numerous prizes for their research efforts.
* First edition was widely adopted
* Authors are highly respected in their field
* Global climate change, integral to the book, is now one of the most important issues in atmospheric sciences and oceanography
1. Introduction: Biogeochemical Cycles as Fundamental Constructs for Studying Earth System Science and Global Change.
2. The Origin and Early Evolution of the Earth.
3. Evolution and the Biosphere.
4. Modeling Biogeochemical Cycles.
5. Equilibrium, Rate, and Natural Systems.
Part Two: Properties of and Transfers between the Key Reservoirs
6. Water and the Hydrosphere.
7. The Atmosphere.
8. Soils, Watershed Processes, and Marine Sediments.
9. Tectonic Processes and Erosion.
10. The Oceans.
Part Three: Biogeochemical Cycles
11. The Global Carbon Cycle.
12. The Nitrogen Cycle.
13. The Sulfur Cycle.
14. The Phosphorus Cycle.
15. Trace Metals. Part Four: Integration
16. Acid-Base & Oxidation-Reduction Balances of the Earth.
17. The Coupling of Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate: Forcings, Feedbacks, and Responses.
18. Ice Sheets & the Ice-Core Record of Climate Change.
19. Human Modification of the Earth System: Global Change.
Answers to Questions.