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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biogeochemistry : an analysis of global change /
Author Schlesinger, William H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bernhardt, Emily S.
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 808930370
ISBN 9780123858740; 0123858747
Subjects Biogeochemistry.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QH343.7.S35 2013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/23/2016
Edition Third edition.
Collation xi, 672 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-664) and index.
Contents Notes
Part I. Processes and reactions. 1. Introduction -- 2. Origins -- 3. The atmosphere -- 4. The lithosphere -- 5. The biosphere: the carbon cycle of terrestrial ecosystems -- 6. The biosphere: biogeochemical cycling on land -- 7. Wetland ecosystems -- 8. Inland waters -- 9. The oceans -- Part II. Global cycles. 10. The global water cycle -- 11. The global carbon cycle -- 12. The global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus -- 13. The global cycles of sulfur and mercury -- 14. Perspectives. "Biogeochemistry considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth-from atmosphere to soil to seawater-have been and are being affected by the existence of life. Human activities in particular, from the rapid consumption of resources to the destruction of the rainforests and the expansion of smog-covered cities, are leading to rapid changes in the basic chemistry of the Earth. This expansive text pulls together the numerous fields of study encompassed by biogeochemistry to analyze the increasing demands of the growing human population on limited resources and the resulting changes in the planet's chemical makeup. The book helps students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With extensive cross-referencing of chapters, figures and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this updated edition provides an excellent framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and is also a useful self-study guide."--Publisher's website.