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Earth and Cosmos

A Book Relating the Environment of Man on Earth to the Environment of Earth in the Cosmos

Book1980

Author:

ROBERT S. KANDEL

Earth and Cosmos

A Book Relating the Environment of Man on Earth to the Environment of Earth in the Cosmos

Book1980

 

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    1 - Overview

    Pages 1-6

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    2 - Matter, Radiation, and the Basic Forces of Nature

    Pages 7-21

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    3 - The Earth and the Universe

    Pages 22-27

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    4 - The Earth in the Galaxy

    Pages 28-44

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    5 - The Stability of the Terrestrial Environment

    Pages 45-73

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    6 - Sun and Earth

    Pages 74-100

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    7 - The Energy Balance of the Atmosphere

    Pages 101-113

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    8 - The Astronomical Rhythms: Day and Night, the Seasons, and Tides

    Pages 114-135

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    9 - The Global Circulation of the Atmosphere

    Pages 136-153

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    10 - Continents, Oceans, and Climate

    Pages 154-167

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    11 - Life and the Earth

    Pages 168-177

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    12 - The Impact of Man

    Pages 178-196

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    13 - The Future of Humanity

    Pages 197-219

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      APPENDIX I - MATHEMATICAL NOTATION, PHYSICAL TERMINOLOGY, AND UNITS

      Pages 221-228

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      APPENDIX II - SCALES OF THE ENVIRONMENT

      Page 229

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      APPENDIX III - PROPERTIES OF THE PLANETS COMPARED

      Pages 230-231

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    Bibliography

    Pages 233-244

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    Index of Names

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    Index of Subjects

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Earth and Cosmos presents a comprehensive view of the many connections between the environment of Man on Earth and the environment of the Earth in the cosmos. Topics covered range from matter, radiation, and the basic forces of nature to Earth's relation to the universe, the galaxy, and the sun. The energy balance and global circulation of the atmosphere are also discussed, along with continents, oceans, and climate. This book is comprised of 13 chapters and begins with an overview of the environment of Man on Earth, with emphasis on the Earth's chemical composition and how it is related to both cosmic and terrestrial processes; the radiation environment at the Earth's surface and above; how the atmosphere interacts with both solar and terrestrial radiation; and climate. The following chapters explore matter, radiation, and the laws of nature in relation to the universe; how the terrestrial environment is related to the structure of the universe as a whole; how the composition of the solar system and the Earth reflects the history of the galaxy; and the stability of the Earth's environment. The origins of life on Earth and the impact of human activities on the planet are also considered. The last chapter speaks of the future of humanity, and notably of the problem of the population explosion and its consequences. This monograph will be of interest to students, astronomers, planetary scientists, astrophysicists, biologists, chemists, and geologists.

Earth and Cosmos presents a comprehensive view of the many connections between the environment of Man on Earth and the environment of the Earth in the cosmos. Topics covered range from matter, radiation, and the basic forces of nature to Earth's relation to the universe, the galaxy, and the sun. The energy balance and global circulation of the atmosphere are also discussed, along with continents, oceans, and climate. This book is comprised of 13 chapters and begins with an overview of the environment of Man on Earth, with emphasis on the Earth's chemical composition and how it is related to both cosmic and terrestrial processes; the radiation environment at the Earth's surface and above; how the atmosphere interacts with both solar and terrestrial radiation; and climate. The following chapters explore matter, radiation, and the laws of nature in relation to the universe; how the terrestrial environment is related to the structure of the universe as a whole; how the composition of the solar system and the Earth reflects the history of the galaxy; and the stability of the Earth's environment. The origins of life on Earth and the impact of human activities on the planet are also considered. The last chapter speaks of the future of humanity, and notably of the problem of the population explosion and its consequences. This monograph will be of interest to students, astronomers, planetary scientists, astrophysicists, biologists, chemists, and geologists.

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ISBN

978-0-08-025016-8

Language

English

Published

1980

Copyright

Copyright © 1980 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Pergamon

Authors

ROBERT S. KANDEL

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