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Science of Earth Systems, Second Edition is designed to introduce the new scientific discipline of Earth System Science to secondary school students. This new area of collaborative research is a combination of all the scientific disciplines into one body of knowledge. This book brings together in one volume, the interactions that occur in the living and nonliving world. Whether learners are studying the earth sciences, agriculture, earth system science, or environmental science, this book provides an understanding of the physical and biological processes that exist on our planet. Science of Earth Systems introduces the processes that occur on our Earth by dividing the planet into five unique spheres: the exosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Together these five spheres cover all the principal interactions between the Earth's physical and biological properties that make our planet unique. An overview of all of the principle physical, chemical, and biological systems that occur on the Earth, and how they are altered by human activity is included. Science of Earth Systems was written to meet the National Science Education Standards developed by the National Academy of Sciences for the Earth and Space Sciences, and can be easily aligned with Earth Science-related standards and curriculum taught throughout the United States

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Science of Earth Systems, second edition introduces students to the processes that occur on our Earth by dividing the planet into five unique spheres: the exosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Together these five spheres cover all the principal interactions between the Earth's physical and biological properties that make our planet unique. Any educator who teaches secondary students about the basic functions of the Earth, and how those functions interact with the living world, will find this textbook extremely useful.

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To meet the challenges of the future, the scientific community has recognized the importance of uniting efforts in understanding and caring for Earth and its systems. Science of Earth's Systems explains how scientists have found it necessary to share their research across disciplines to try and comprehend Earth's complexities, and how they are being affected by human activities. It brings together the interactions that occur in the living and non-living world, and provides readers with a solid understanding of the processes that take place on and around Earth and the synergies that exist between them. Topics covered include the role of science and technology in society; matter and energy; astronomy; geology; meteorology; oceanography; biology; environmental science; and much more. With colorful photo references, charts and tables, to help illustrate the subjects, this text is an valuable resource for learners of science in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Preface Unit 1: The Foundation of Science Chapter 1: Technology, Science, and Scientific Measurement Chapter 2: Matter and Energy Unit 2: The Exosphere Chapter 3: The Earth as a Planet Chapter 4: The Moon, Earths Closest Neighbor Chapter 5: The Life of Stars Chapter 6: The Solar System and its Place in the Universe Unit 3: The Lithosphere Chapter 7: The Earths Interior Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics Chapter 9: Earthquakes and Volcanoes Chapter 10: Minerals, Rocks and Mineral Resources Chapter 11: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Chapter 12: Soils Chapter 13: The Earths Geologic History Unit 4: The Atmosphere Chapter 14: Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere Chapter 15: Insolation Chapter 16: Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure Chapter 17: Humidity, Clouds, and Precipitation Chapter 18: Wind, Air Masses, and Fronts Chapter 19: Storms and Weather Forecasting Chapter 20: Global Climate Change Chapter 21: Acid Precipitation and Deposition Chapter 22: Ozone Depletion Unit 5: The Hydrosphere Chapter 23: Earth, the Water Planet Chapter 24: The Hydrologic Cycle Chapter 25: Oceanography Chapter 26: Fresh Surface Water and Groundwater Chapter 27: Glaciers Chapter 28: Pollution of the Hydrosphere Chapter 29: El Nino and the Southern Oscillation Chapter 30: Coral Bleaching Unit 6: The Biosphere Chapter 31: Ecological Systems Chapter 32: World Biomes and Marine Ecosystems Chapter 33: The Flow of Energy and Matter Through Ecosystems Chapter 34: Biological Succession Chapter 35: Classification of the Living World Glossary Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781418041229
Author:
Butz, Stephen D.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Butz, Stephen
Author:
Butz, Stephen (Stephen Butz)
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Science of Earth Sysytems; Butz; Earth Science
Subject:
Science of Earth Sysytems
Subject:
Butz
Subject:
Earth science
Subject:
Physics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Earth Science
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
10.95x8.66x1.33 in. 4.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Science of Earth Systems, second edition introduces students to the processes that occur on our Earth by dividing the planet into five unique spheres: the exosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Together these five spheres cover all the principal interactions between the Earth's physical and biological properties that make our planet unique. Any educator who teaches secondary students about the basic functions of the Earth, and how those functions interact with the living world, will find this textbook extremely useful.
"Synopsis" by , To meet the challenges of the future, the scientific community has recognized the importance of uniting efforts in understanding and caring for Earth and its systems. Science of Earth's Systems explains how scientists have found it necessary to share their research across disciplines to try and comprehend Earth's complexities, and how they are being affected by human activities. It brings together the interactions that occur in the living and non-living world, and provides readers with a solid understanding of the processes that take place on and around Earth and the synergies that exist between them. Topics covered include the role of science and technology in society; matter and energy; astronomy; geology; meteorology; oceanography; biology; environmental science; and much more. With colorful photo references, charts and tables, to help illustrate the subjects, this text is an valuable resource for learners of science in the twenty-first century.
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