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The Earth Around Us: Maintaining A Livable Planet

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Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date: March 2000
ISBN: 9781466814431
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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremest scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe:Earth's time and history and the place of people in itViews of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on EarthResources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlinesIll-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United StatesInnovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soilNatural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth systemOur responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on EarthNever before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.
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