Global Change and the Earth System
Edited by Steffen, W., Sanderson, A., Tyson, P., Jäger, J., Matson, P., Moore III, B., Oldfield, F., Richardson, K., Schellnhuber, H.J., Turner II, B.L., Wasson, R.J.
2004 reprinted 2005
The interactions between environmental change and human societies have a long, complex history spanning
many millennia, but these have changed fundamentally in the last century. Human activities are now so pervasive
and profound that they are altering the Earth in ways which threaten the very life support system upon which
humans depend. This book describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused
by humans. It considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and
the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global
Hardcover with CD-ROM 336 ISBN 9783540265948
The enclosed CD-ROM contains all illustrations from the book in electronic form. They can be used for
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