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Environmental Change : The Evolving Ecosphere - Richard John Huggett

Environmental Change

The Evolving Ecosphere

Hardcover Published: 10th July 1997
ISBN: 9780415145206
Number Of Pages: 404

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Environmental Changepresents an introductory exploration of past, present and future change in the environment. Combining the ecological and evolutionary approaches brought forth in his related title,Geoecology, Huggett introduces the interconnected aspects of the natural environment--ecological, geological and cosmic--and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. The book examines human-environment interaction, and biological and physical evidence and causes of environmental change over a range of timescales. Exploring rates and directions of change, Huggett postulates an unending adaption of the ecosphere and its parts to ever-changing circumstances, including those triggered by human actions, and looks towards likely environmental changes in the future.

Prefacep. xix
Introducing Environmental Changep. 1
Cosmospherep. 32
Lithosphere and Baryspherep. 56
Atmospherep. 95
Hydrospherep. 137
Pedospherep. 173
Topospherep. 222
Biosphere and Ecospherep. 262
Environmental Evolutionp. 308
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 366
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ISBN: 9780415145206
ISBN-10: 0415145201
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 10th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1