Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure - Global Change - The IGBP Series (Hardback)
  • Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure - Global Change - The IGBP Series (Hardback)
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Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure - Global Change - The IGBP Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/09/2005
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Global Change and the Earth System describes what is known about the Earth system and the impact of changes caused by humans. It considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth system and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth-system science in support of global sustainability. The results presented here are based on 10 years of research on global change by many of the world's most eminent scholars. This valuable volume achieves a new level of integration and interdisciplinarity in treating global change.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540265948
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1082 g
Dimensions: 270 x 193 x 23 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2004. 2nd printing 2005


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"Outstanding Title! ... This book is a must read for anyone interested in issues related to human-induced environmental change. Following an extensive introduction to the Earth's systems before human influence, contributors detail key drivers of change, the Earth's systems responses to change, consequences of changes for human well-being, and sustainability issues. This work began as a synthesis of a decade of research undertaken by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, but grew to include many other key world environmental programs. A beautifully illustrated book, it is bound to become a classic for global change. Written by an all-star cast, it includes contributions from many key scientists in this arena. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels. (D. F. Karnosky, Choice, November 2004)

"Presents the results of research by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) on Global systems and change of those systems. ... Addresses the problem of discerning human impact from natural variability and presents research on how global systems have responded to human impacts. ... A deeply complex issue, does well in explaining layers and relations. Ambitious and much needed. Very technical, well researched. Over 200 useful figures and illustrations ... . Recommended for advanced students and professionals involved in systems modeling." (The Northeastern Naturalist, 2007)

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