Using theory and practice, this text covers the fundamentals of environmental biophysics, biogeochemical cycles, and vegetation dynamics. It bridges the disciplinary gap among the different ecosystem models developed by atmospheric scientists, ecologists, and hydrologists. Review questions, supplemental code, and modeling projects are provided.
Climate scientists, geologists, ecologists, and archaeologists recognize the profound effects of human activity on Earth, though whether and how this should be recognized as a formal geological epoch - the Anthropocene - remains under debate, Erle Ellis describes how the Anthropocene concept is affecting the sciences, humanities, and politics.
Using full-colour palaeogeographical maps from the Cambrian to the present, this interdisciplinary volume explains how plate motions and surface volcanism are linked to processes in the Earth's mantle. With supplementary resources available online, it is ideal for researchers, graduate students and professional geoscientists.
There is agreement in the scientific world today that all humans share common origins in Africa, but when Charles Darwin first suggested it in 1871, few European scientists took his theory seriously. When the Taung child skull was found in South Africa in 1924, Raymond Dart supported Darwin's theory.
Whilst many books have addressed human evolution and the human fossil record, very few have examined our fossil ape relatives. This volume synthesises genetic, ecological and anatomical data to develop a unique account of what we know about our last common ancestor and how they lived.
Africa is home to more than the Cradle of Humankind. It was the core of the ancient supercontinent Pangaea, and comprises some of the oldest and most extraordinary geology on planet Earth. This detailed and colourful book features 44 of the continent's most spectacular and interesting 'geosites'.
Based on more than twenty years of research and teaching, this textbook, and the associated CLASS software, is an excellent introduction to the interactions between the atmosphere and the land for advanced students, and a reference text for researchers in atmospheric physics and chemistry, hydrology, and plant physiology.
This graduate-level introduction shows how mathematical modelling helps us to understand atmospheric phenomena. Written for students with backgrounds in mathematics, physics and engineering, this book will be a valuable resource as they begin studying atmospheric science.
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"It is 79 AD in a small Italian town called Pompeii. The day dawns much like any other day and people go about their business. That is, until a violent eruption marks this day in history and changes Pompeii forever.Reading Age: 10.0 yearsGenre: Historical FictionSubject: Earth Science - Volcanoes