• Title: Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd Edition
  • Author: William H. Schlesinger, Emily S. Bernhardt
  • Released: 2013-01-28
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 688
  • ISBN: 0123858747
  • ISBN13: 978-0123858740
  • ASIN: 0123858747
Review

"[The third edition of] the now classic text by Bill Schlesinger not only updates, but expands upon the earlier editions. This is a must read, 'one stop shop' for a basic, yet detailed text on contemporary biogeochemical cycles, writ large. While the author does describe basic cycles in an historical context, the primary focus is on contemporary cycles, their interactions, and the effects of humans on them. A tour de force that will be referred to often, the book is a must-read for anyone working in the general area of biogeochemistry." - Paul Falkowski, Rutgers University

"A comprehensive treatment of the field of Biogeochemistry, which is both expanding rapidly and becoming increasingly important for helping identify sustainability. We can't all be specialists on all of these topics, but this book will quickly bring you up to speed on a full range of biogeochemical processes and cycles. A read and reference for every serious Earth Systems scientist and student." - Eric Davidson, The Woods Hole Research Center

"The new edition of William Schlesinger's Biogeochemistry offers a clearly written, well-documented introduction to what every person should know if we are to navigate successfully to a sustainable future for our planet." - Michael McElroy, Harvard University



From the Back Cover

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, Third Edition is the highly-anticipated update to one of Academic Press' best-selling earth and environmental science textbooks. This book examines the effects of human activities on the chemistry of the Earth, including climate change, nitrogen pollution, and ocean acidification. It shows how current technology can help extrapolate the results of small-scale field studies to the global level. Key features:

  • Easy readability, making a seemingly difficult subject fun and compelling
  • Cohesive, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary approach
  • Timely topics including the role of biogeochemistry in climate change research
  • Synthesis of the current literature on the Earth's biogeochemistry

New to this edition:

  • Revised content and new figures and tables reflect the vast growth of this scientific field over the past decade
  • End-of-chapter problem sets reinforce learning
  • Color figures include numerous maps of global biogeochemical phenomena
  • Addition of a substantial number of citations of material published since the last edition (more than 4,500 total), including many added as the book was going to press
  • Companion website includes web links, recommended reading, and images from the book

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