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Understanding The Changing Planet by National Research Council

Title Understanding the Changing Planet
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2010-06-23
Category Science
Total Pages 172
ISBN 0309157234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.

Title Understanding the Changing Planet
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Earth sciences
Total Pages 155
ISBN 0309150728
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer."--Publisher's description.

Understanding The Changing Planet by National Research Council

Title Understanding the Changing Planet
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2010-07-23
Category Science
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9780309150750
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.

Thriving On Our Changing Planet by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Title Thriving on Our Changing Planet
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2019-01-20
Category Science
Total Pages 716
ISBN 9780309467575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live on a dynamic Earth shaped by both natural processes and the impacts of humans on their environment. It is in our collective interest to observe and understand our planet, and to predict future behavior to the extent possible, in order to effectively manage resources, successfully respond to threats from natural and human-induced environmental change, and capitalize on the opportunities â€" social, economic, security, and more â€" that such knowledge can bring. By continuously monitoring and exploring Earth, developing a deep understanding of its evolving behavior, and characterizing the processes that shape and reshape the environment in which we live, we not only advance knowledge and basic discovery about our planet, but we further develop the foundation upon which benefits to society are built. Thriving on Our Changing Planet presents prioritized science, applications, and observations, along with related strategic and programmatic guidance, to support the U.S. civil space Earth observation program over the coming decade.

Our Changing Planet by Michael D. King

Title Our Changing Planet
Author Michael D. King
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2007-10-25
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0521828708
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For over 40 years, satellites have been orbiting the Earth quietly monitoring the state of our planet. Unseen by most of us, they are providing information on the many changes taking place, from movements in the land and volcanic eruptions, to human-caused changes such as the growth of cities, deforestation and the spread of pollutants in the atmosphere and oceans. Led by four editors with support from a production team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, many of the world's top remote sensing scientists showcase some spectacular and beautiful satellite imagery along with informed essays on the science behind these images and the implications of what is shown. This is a stunningly attractive and informative book for anyone interested in environmental issues and the beauty of our home planet, providing inspiration for students, teachers, environmentalists and the general public alike.

Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author Tom Shillington
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Climatic changes
Total Pages 49
ISBN PSU:000026788098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Origin And Evolution Of Earth by National Research Council

Title Origin and Evolution of Earth
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2008-08-04
Category Science
Total Pages 150
ISBN 0309134307
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Questions about the origin and nature of Earth and the life on it have long preoccupied human thought and the scientific endeavor. Deciphering the planet's history and processes could improve the ability to predict catastrophes like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, to manage Earth's resources, and to anticipate changes in climate and geologic processes. At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Geological Survey, the National Research Council assembled a committee to propose and explore grand questions in geological and planetary science. This book captures, in a series of questions, the essential scientific challenges that constitute the frontier of Earth science at the start of the 21st century.

Planetary Health by Samuel Myers

Title Planetary Health
Author Samuel Myers
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-13
Category
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9781610919661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth's natural systems--the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate--are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere. Interdisciplinary in nature, Planetary Health explores how accelerating environmental change affects each dimension of human health. It then turns to the rich terrain of solutions, reimagining our cities, our food systems, our energy sector, the chemicals we use, even our economics and our ethics. The result is a comprehensive and optimistic introduction to a field that is being adopted by researchers and universities around the world.

Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Astronautics in earth sciences
Total Pages 21
ISBN OCLC:33030008
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997
Category Astronautics in earth sciences
Total Pages 21
ISBN OCLC:60034514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our Changing Planet by Fred T. Mackenzie

Title Our Changing Planet
Author Fred T. Mackenzie
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Nature
Total Pages 580
ISBN STANFORD:36105111765660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a general, interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science. The unifying theme of the book is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change. The two part organization according to this distinction allows for easy reading on specific topics. This book is useful for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's systems.

Earthed State Of The World by Worldwatch Institute

Title EarthEd State of the World
Author Worldwatch Institute
Publisher Island Press
Release Date 2017-04-20
Category Education
Total Pages 391
ISBN 9781610918428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Worldwatch Institute, in its flagship publication, analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead. With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges. EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance of play. This latest edition of State of the World examines how, by rethinking education, people worldwide can better adapt to a rapidly changing planet.; Back cover.

Understanding Climate Change Feedbacks by National Research Council

Title Understanding Climate Change Feedbacks
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2003-12-02
Category Science
Total Pages 166
ISBN 0309166780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the past decade, scientists have learned much about the complex natural processes that influence climate variability and change, and our ability to model climate has increased significantly. We also have begun to better identify those parts of the climate system that are particularly important and not well understood and that therefore limit our ability to project the future evolution of Earth’s climate. One of these critical areas is our understanding of the role of feedbacks in the climate system and their role in determining climate sensitivity. Feedbacks are processes in the climate system that can either amplify or dampen the system’s response to changed forcings. This study looks at what is known and not known about climate change feedbacks and seeks to identify the feedback processes most in need of improved understanding. It identifies key observations needed to monitor and understand climate feedbacks, discusses ways to evaluate progress in understanding climate feedbacks, recommends ways to improve climate modeling and analysis for climate feedbacks research, and identifies priority areas for research.

Climate Change by Trevor M. Letcher

Title Climate Change
Author Trevor M. Letcher
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2009-05-08
Category Science
Total Pages 492
ISBN 0080933033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The climate of the Earth is always changing. As the debate over the implications of changes in the Earth's climate has grown, the term climate change has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those which are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. This book serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the non-specialist and the serious student. * provides all the scientific evidence for and possible causes of climate change in one book * written by expert scientists working in the field * logical, non-emotional conclusions * a source book for the latest findings on climate change

Title The Next Great Migration
Author Sonia Shah
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2020-06-02
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781635571998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finalist for the 2021 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award A Library Journal Best Science & Technology Book of 2020 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2020 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Semifinalist in Science & Technology A prize-winning journalist upends our centuries-long assumptions about migration through science, history, and reporting--predicting its lifesaving power in the face of climate change. The news today is full of stories of dislocated people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands, creeping, swimming, and flying in a mass exodus from their past habitats. News media presents this scrambling of the planet's migration patterns as unprecedented, provoking fears of the spread of disease and conflict and waves of anxiety across the Western world. On both sides of the Atlantic, experts issue alarmed predictions of millions of invading aliens, unstoppable as an advancing tsunami, and countries respond by electing anti-immigration leaders who slam closed borders that were historically porous. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behavior to be quelled at any cost, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by barbed wire, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, catapulting us into the highest reaches of the Himalayan mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, creating and disseminating the biological, cultural, and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis--it is the solution. Conclusively tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

Title Changing Planet Changing Health
Author Paul R. Epstein
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2011-04-04
Category Medical
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9780520269095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Spotlights the threats of global warming and offers a systems approach for possible treatments. Decades spent as a physician and public health scientist have allowed Dr. Epstein to examine and now comment on the dynamics of global politics, climate change, and global health. Together with journalist Dan Ferber, he expresses a fundamental need for communities (of all scales) and industries (of all kinds) to reach together for a low-carbon economy. They make their argument by combining personal accounts with accurate histories and industry case studies. What enfolds is a prescriptive narrative for repairing an ailing planet"--Provided by publisher.

Thriving On Our Changing Planet A Decadal Strategy For Earth Observation From Space by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Title Thriving on Our Changing Planet A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2019-06-18
Category Science
Total Pages 28
ISBN 9780309492430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live on a dynamic Earth shaped by both natural processes and the impacts of humans on their environment. It is in our collective interest to observe and understand our planet, and to predict future behavior to the extent possible, in order to effectively manage resources, successfully respond to threats from natural and human-induced environmental change, and capitalize on the opportunities â€" social, economic, security, and more â€" that such knowledge can bring. By continuously monitoring and exploring Earth, developing a deep understanding of its evolving behavior, and characterizing the processes that shape and reshape the environment in which we live, we not only advance knowledge and basic discovery about our planet, but we further develop the foundation upon which benefits to society are built. Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space (National Academies Press, 2018) provides detailed guidance on how relevant federal agencies can ensure that the United States receives the maximum benefit from its investments in Earth observations from space, while operating within realistic cost constraints. This short booklet, designed to be accessible to the general public, provides a summary of the key ideas and recommendations from the full decadal survey report.

Understanding Our Changing Planet by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2018-06-15
Category
Total Pages 38
ISBN 1721185135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NASA has been studying the Earth and its changing environment by observing the atmosphere, oceans, land, ice, and snow and their influence on climate and weather since the agency's creation. This study has lead to a new approach to understanding the interaction of the Earth's systems, Earth System Science. The Earth Science Enterprise, NASA's comprehensive program for Earth System Science, uses satellites and other tools to intensively study the Earth. The Earth Science Enterprise has three main components: (1) a series of Earth-observing satellites, (2) an advanced data system and (3) teams of scientist who study the data. Key areas of study include: (1) clouds, (2) water and energy cycles, (3) oceans, (4) chemistry of the atmosphere, (5) land surface, water and ecosystems processes; (6) glaciers and polar ice sheets, and (7) the solid earth. Forehand, Lon and Griner, Charlotte (Editor) and Greenstone, Renny (Editor) Goddard Space Flight Center NASA/NP-1999-01-0007-GSFC, NAS 1.83:01-0007-GSFC

Understanding Our Changing Planet by United States. Office of Mission to Planet Earth

Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author United States. Office of Mission to Planet Earth
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Astronautics
Total Pages 113
ISBN OCLC:34375459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Understanding Our Changing Planet
Author Lon Forehand
Publisher BiblioGov
Release Date 2013-08
Category
Total Pages 26
ISBN 1289272603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NASA has been studying the Earth and its changing environment by observing the atmosphere, oceans, land, ice, and snow and their influence on climate and weather since the agency's creation. This study has lead to a new approach to understanding the interaction of the Earth's systems, Earth System Science. The Earth Science Enterprise, NASA's comprehensive program for Earth System Science, uses satellites and other tools to intensively study the Earth. The Earth Science Enterprise has three main components: (1) a series of Earth-observing satellites, (2) an advanced data system and (3) teams of scientist who study the data. Key areas of study include: (1) clouds, (2) water and energy cycles, (3) oceans, (4) chemistry of the atmosphere, (5) land surface, water and ecosystems processes; (6) glaciers and polar ice sheets, and (7) the solid earth.