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Main Title Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science New View of Earth, Planets and Humans / [electronic resource] :
Author Shikazono, Naotatsu.
Publisher Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number QE514-516.5
ISBN 9784431540588
Subjects Geography ; Geochemistry ; Planetology ; Ecology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 177p. 80 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Constituent components of earth system -- Material circulation in earth -- Nature-humans interaction -- Universe-sun system -- Evolution of the earth system -- Modern view in nature and humans. A stable sustainable human society cannot be achieved without an understanding of the earth's surface environment and the earth's interior as it influences the surface, and of the interactions between humans and nature. According to earth system science, the earth system consists of subsystems, such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and humans, and the interactions among these subsystems. This book presents basic information on material science, the interaction between subsystems, and nature-human interactions. More specifically, chapters focus on the constituent materials of the earth and planets (rocks, water, carbon dioxide, etc.); interactions among subsystems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, humans); dynamics of the earth system (plate tectonics, plume tectonics, global geochemical cycles including the earth's interior); nature-human interaction (disasters, resources, environmental problems); and the origin and evolution of the earth and planetary system. Earth and planetary system science proposes the concept of "earth environmental co-oriented human society," which could prove safe, stable, and sustainable in the long term.