Synopses & Reviews
The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change examines the global carbon cycle and the energy balance of the biosphere, following carbon and energy through increasingly complex levels of metabolism from cells to ecosystems. Utilizing scientific explanations, analyses of ecosystem functions, extensive references, and cutting-edge examples of energy flow in ecosystems, it is an essential resource to aid in understanding the scientific basis of the role played by ecological systems in climate change.
This book addresses the need to understand the global carbon cycle across disciplines, particularly in regard to the relationships and a holistic perspective. The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change is a compendium of technical information presented accessibly to establish a factual, clear scientific basis for discussions around climate change, energy, ecology, and the biosphere.
- Provides clear explanations, examples, and data for understanding fossil fuel emissions affecting atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change, and the role played by ecosystems in the global cycle of energy and carbon
- Offers clear Illustrations of environmental processes
- Presents a comprehensive, factually-based synthesis of the global cycle of carbon in the biosphere and the underlying scientific bases