Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The State of the Planet by Robert S. J. Sparks

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 150. Perhaps the most pressing scientific challenge before us concerns our understanding of the Earth and environmental change, which is occurring at a dramatic rate. Humanity can expect serious difficulties on the road ahead as a result, even to the point of threatening civilized progress itself. There is thus an urgent need to understand the state of the planet, to anticipate the effects and consequences of environmental change, and if necessary take preventive action. Our understanding of change and its consequences can only advance, however, if we understand the Earth system well. Geophysics (sensu lato), one of the critical disciplines in the emerging interdisciplinary Earth System Science, forms the basis of the present book which moves from the deepest parts of the Earth to surface environments, to a final discussion on the interface between science and society. While depicting the frontiers in each of their fields and focusing on present challenges, our contributing authors have also written for wide readership, specialists and non-specialists alike.

Buy The State of the Planet by Robert S. J. Sparks from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780875904153
ISBN-10: 0875904157
Format: Hardback
(277mm x 219mm x 27mm)
Pages: 410
Imprint: American Geophysical Union
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The State of the Planet by Robert S. J. Sparks

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about State of the Planet book by Robert S. J. Sparks and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review