Biogeochemistry, An Analysis of Global Change

Earth sciences, Earth sciences
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478448954
Category: Education
Page: 194
View: 3267
Facts101 is your complete guide to Biogeochemistry, An Analysis of Global Change. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Atmosphere, The Lithosphere, The Biosphere: The Carbon Cycle of Terrestrial Ecosystems, and The Biosphere: Biogeochemical Cycling on Land plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Aquatische Chemie

Einführung in die Chemie natürlicher Gewässer
Author: Laura Sigg,Werner Stumm
Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
ISBN: 3728137677
Category: Science
Page: 524
View: 3832
Dieses Buch behandelt die Grundlagen der aquatischen Chemie, der Chemie wässriger Lösungen und ihrer Anwendung auf die natürlichen Gewässer und auf andere aquatische Systeme. Die verschiedenen chemischen Reaktionen werden eingehend aufgrund der thermodynamischen Gleichgewichte und der kinetischen Gesetzmässigkeiten diskutiert und quantitativ mit vielen Beispielen und Übungen behandelt. Diese Grundlagen ermöglichen es, die chemischen Prozesse in natürlichen Gewässern und in technischen Systemen der Abwasserreinigung und der Trinkwasseraufbereitung zu verstehen. Ein Kapitel behandelt die Anwendungen auf die Systeme See, Fliessgewässer und Grundwasser. Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften und verwandter Gebiete wie der Hydrologie, Limnologie, Hydrobiologie, Ökologie, Geochemie, ebenso an Berufsleute in der Praxis des Wassermanagements und der Wassertechnologie.


An Analysis of Global Change
Author: W.H. Schlesinger,Emily S. Bernhardt
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123858755
Category: Science
Page: 688
View: 8598
Biogeochemistry—winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Text and Academic Authors Association—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. Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Calculates and compares the effects of industrial emissions, land clearing, agriculture, and rising population on Earth's chemistry Synthesizes the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur, and suggests the best current budgets for atmospheric gases such as ammonia, nitrous oxide, dimethyl sulfide, and carbonyl sulfide Includes an extensive review and up-to-date synthesis of the current literature on the Earth's biogeochemistry

Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

Element Cycling in the Forest Landscape
Author: Christopher S. Cronan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319664441
Category: Science
Page: 203
View: 9766
This textbook presents a comprehensive process-oriented approach to biogeochemistry that is intended to appeal to readers who want to go beyond a general exposure to topics in biogeochemistry, and instead are seeking a holistic understanding of the interplay of biotic and environmental drivers in the cycling of elements in forested watersheds. The book is organized around a core set of ecosystem processes and attributes that collectively help to generate the whole-system structure and function of a terrestrial ecosystem. In the first nine chapters, a conceptual framework is developed based on distinct soil, microbial, plant, atmospheric, hydrologic, and geochemical processes that are integrated in the element cycling behavior of watershed ecosystems. With that conceptual foundation in place, students then proceed to the final three chapters where they are challenged to think critically about integrated element cycling patterns; roles for biogeochemical models; the likely impacts of disturbance, stress, and management on watershed biogeochemistry; and linkages among patterns and processes in watersheds experiencing novel environmental changes. Included with the text are figures, tables of comparative data, extensive literature citations, a glossary of terms, an index, and a set of 24 biogeochemical problems with answers. The problems are intended to support chapter concepts and to demonstrate how critical thinking skills, simple algebra, and thoughtful human logic can be used to solve applied problems in biogeochemistry that might be encountered by a research scientist or a resource manager. Using this book as an introduction to biogeochemistry, students will achieve a level of subject mastery and disciplinary perspective that will permit them to see and to interpret the individual components, interactions, and synergies that are represented in the dynamic element cycling patterns of watershed ecosystems.

Applied Geography

Principles and Practice
Author: Michael Pacione
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134672667
Category: Science
Page: 664
View: 4564
Applied Geography offers an invaluable introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research. Forty-nine leading experts in the field introduce and explore research which crosses the traditional boundary between physical and human geography. A wide range of key issues and contemporary debates are within the books main sections, which cover: natural and environmental hazards environmental change and management challenges of the human environment techniques of spatial analysis Applied geography is the application of geographic knowledge and skills to identify the nature and causes of social, economic and environmental problems and inform policies which lead to their resolution.

Global Environment

Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles, Second Edition
Author: Elizabeth Kay Berner,Robert A. Berner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084276X
Category: Science
Page: 488
View: 1291
This newly revised edition of Global Environment discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, as well as the human effects on these fluxes. Retaining the strengths of the original edition while incorporating the latest discoveries, this textbook takes an integrated, multidisciplinary, and global approach to geochemistry and environmental problems and introduces fundamental concepts of meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography. New concepts and information in this updated edition include changes of atmospheric carbon dioxide over geologic time, major advances in the study of chemical weathering of rocks, ocean acidification, and important environmental problems, such as the amelioration of the acid rain problem due to reduction in sulfur deposition, problems with nitrification of soils and lakes, and eutrophication of rivers and estuaries. An expanded chapter explores atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, with the most up-to-date statistics on CO2, the carbon cycle, other greenhouse gases, and the ozone hole. Only requiring a fundamental understanding in elementary chemistry, yet taking into account extensive and current data, this text is ideal for students in environmental geochemistry, environmental geology, global change, biogeochemistry, water pollution, geochemical cycles, chemical oceanography, and geohydrology, and serves as a valuable reference for researchers working on global geochemical and environmental issues. Revised edition takes a close look at global fluxes involving the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, and the human effects on these fluxes Detailed discussion of basic concepts including meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography An expanded up-to-date chapter on atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, including CO2, other greenhouse gases, and ozone Presentation of major advances in the study of chemical weathering Discussion of current environmental topics Global coverage of environmental problems involving water Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527687483
Category: Education
Page: 376
View: 4778
Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!


Author: Werner Massa
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3835190938
Category: Science
Page: 266
View: 3570
In anschaulicher Form - unterstützt durch zahlreiche Abbildungen - führt dieses Lehrbuch in die Kristallstrukturbestimmung ein. Die kristallographischen Grundlagen und einzelne praktische Schritte der modernen Kristallstrukturbestimmung werden verständlich und nachvollziehbar erklärt.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Journal Canadien de la Recherche Forestière
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
View: 3155

Biogeochemical Cycling in Estuarine Environments of the Central California Coast

Author: Nicole G. Beck
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biogeochemical cycles
Page: 348
View: 5197

Essential environment

the science behind the stories
Author: Jay Withgott,Scott R. Brennan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Education
Page: 376
View: 7846
KEY MESSAGE: Essential Environment: Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories retains all the popular features of the landmark first edition-including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on the scientific process, current data and critical thinking- in a brief 15-chapter text. The Second Edition features a new chapter on ecology with expanded coverage of community ecology and biomes. New end-of-chapter activities and interactive exercises on the Environmental Place Website help readers hone the skills they need to make informed decisions on environmental issues. Calculating Ecological Footprint activities at the end of each chapter give readers practice in applying individual decisions to larger scales. The Investigate It! interactive map on the website provides more than 120 additional case studies.You Decide web activities help readers learn how to analyze data on global warming and conservation. Foundations of Environmental Science: An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology . Species interactions and community ecology. Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions: Human population growth, Soils, agriculture, and the future of food, Biodiversity and conservation biology, Urbanization, land use, and resources management, Environmental health and toxicology, Freshwater and marine systems and resources, The atmosphere, air pollution, and global climate change, Nonrenewable energy sources and their environmental impacts, Renewable energy alternatives, Waste management, Sustainable Solutions. For all readers interested in environmental science.

Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

Author: Patrick Prouzet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119007720
Category: Science
Page: 234
View: 3731
This volume provides various examples and dimensions, chemical, biological, climatic, or related to extreme (hazards). It describes, by reciprocity, the vulnerability of ecosystems, resources, heritage, human health and, consequently, economic and social sectors. it considers climate scenarios and socio-economic status indicators research, design strategies and patterns of adaptation, development of innovative monitoring systems, analysis of perceptions of major hazards and valuation of ecosystem services.

Enzyklopädie der Ozeane

Author: Dorrik A. V. Stow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783768816748
Page: 256
View: 6400

Encyclopedia of Environmental Information Sources

A Subject Guide to about 34,000 Print and Other Sources of Information on All Aspects of the Environment
Author: Sarojini Balachandran
Publisher: Gale Group
Category: Reference
Page: 1813
View: 7261
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1509-1813).

Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 4402

Gesteine Und Minerallagerstätten

Exogene Gesteine und Minerallagerstätten
Author: P. Niggli
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783034871747
Category: Science
Page: 558
View: 7200
Band 2 des dreibandigen Werkes behandelt die exogenen Gesteine, das heiBt die Verwitterungsprozesse und die Sedimentbildung. Bereits Ende 1947 lag das Manuskript fUr diesen Teil mit den Zeichnungen vor, die wiederum gri:iBtenteils von E. DAL VESCO und W. EpPRECHT, mit Unterstutzung durch die Behorden der Eidgenossischen Technischen Hochschule, entworfen worden waren. Infolge verschiedener Umstande hat sich die Drucklegung verzogert, so daB nachtraglich noch manche Literaturangaben bis zum Jahre 1951 hinzu gefUgt werden konnten. In der Zwischenzeit erschienen, besonders im englischen Sprachgebiet, verschiedene wichtige DarsteUungen uber Sedimente in Buch form. Nachstehender, im Aufbau etwas eigenwilliger Versuch berucksichtigt im allgemeinen die geologischen Grundlagen, die Sedimentchemie sowie die be sonderen Erscheinungen der Sedimentologie, wie sie in Binnenlandern von Ge birgscharakter auftreten, starker, ohne den so wichtigen allgemeinen syste matischen Teil zu vernachlassigen. So scheint er als Erganzung und als neue umfassende Darstellung seinen Platz beanspruchen zu durfen. Indessen konnten in Riicksicht auf die erwahnten Bucher im urspriinglichen Manuskript Kiir zungen vorgenommen werden. Die zahlreichen Literaturangaben steUen ein zelneHinweiseaufimTexterwahnteneuereArbeitenverschiedenerSprachgebiete dar, wobei es im Interesse der Fachwelt erwiinscht war, die in manchen anderen Publikationen wenig benutzten Arbeiten Kontinentaleuropas (besonders der Schweiz, Deutschlands, Frankreichs, der Niederlande und Osterreichs) etwas starker hervortreten zu lassen, ohne die angelsachsische wissenschaftliche Literatur zu vernachlassigen. Sprachschwierigkeiten, wie sie leider in neuerer Zeit nicht selten zu beobachten sind, soU ten in einer naturwissenschaftlichen Disziplin eine moglichst geringe Rolle spielen.

Taschenatlas Biochemie des Menschen

Author: Jan Koolman,Klaus-Heinrich Röhm
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 9783137594048
Category: Physiologische Chemie - Lehrbuch
Page: 529
View: 335


gymnasiale Oberstufe
Author: Neil A. Campbell,Jane B. Reece
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 9783868949001
Page: 748
View: 8518
Die 8. Auflage des Campbell (deutsche Ausgabe BA 11/09) wurde jetzt unter Beachtung der hiesigen Lehrpläne für die Oberstufe bearbeitet und erschien in einem wesentlich handlicheren, schultaschenfähigen Format. Der Campbell hatte sich bereits früher als Zusatzlehrbuch für Leistungskurse Biologie und berufliche Gymnasien mit entsprechend fachlicher Ausrichtung bewährt. Diese für Schulen optimierte Ausgabe ist im Rahmen des Imprints Pearson Schule eine folgerichtige Edition (vgl. auch M. Kölling: "Einführung in Java mit Greenfoot"; R. Hattenhauer: "Informatik für Schule und Ausbildung", beide BA 9/10). Ein Themenband zur Ökologie ist für November diesen Jahres angekündigt. - Vorrangig ist der Band für Bibliotheken mit den oben angesprochenen Schultypen im Einzugsbereich zu empfehlen. Als allgemeines Biologielehrbuch ohne bundeslandspezifische Varianten ist der auch preislich sehr akzeptable Titel aufgrund seines fachlichen Niveaus und seiner grafisch hervorragenden Gestaltung auch darüber hinaus einsetzbar. (2 S)

The SouthEast Asian Time-series Study (SEATS) and the Biogeochemistry of the Northern South China Sea

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biogeochemistry
Page: 3
View: 9403