Human Earth System Dynamics

Human Earth System Dynamics

This book explores the factors and mechanisms that may have influenced the dynamic behaviors of earliest civilizations, focusing on both environmental (geographic) factors on which traditional historic analyses are based and human ...

Author: Rongxing Guo

Publisher:

ISBN: 981130548X

Category: Civilization

Page: 207

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This book explores the factors and mechanisms that may have influenced the dynamic behaviors of earliest civilizations, focusing on both environmental (geographic) factors on which traditional historic analyses are based and human (behavioral) factors on which anthropological analyses are usually based. It also resurrects a number of common ancestral terms to help readers understand the complicated process of human and cultural evolution around the globe. Specifically, in almost all indigenous languages, the words 'wa' and any variants of it were originally associated with the sound of crying of - and certainly were selected as the common ancestral word with the meanings of "house, home, homeland, motherland, and so on" by - early humans living in different parts of the world. This book provides many neglected but still crucial environmental and biological clues about the rise and fall of civilizations - ones that have largely resulted from mankind's long-lasting "Win-Stay Lose-Shift" games throughout the world. The narratives and findings presented at this book are unexpected but reasonable - and are what every student of anthropology or history needs to know and doesn't get in the usual text.
Categories: Civilization

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability

This book presents the complete story of the inseparably intertwined evolution of life and matter on earth, focussing on four major topics.

Author: Dahlem Konferenzen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262195135

Category: Science

Page: 454

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This book presents the complete story of the inseparably intertwined evolution of life and matter on earth, focussing on four major topics. It analyzes the driving forces behind global change and uses this knowledge to propose principles for global stewardship.
Categories: Science

Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene

Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene

This statement added the following: Human activities are significantly influencing
Earth's environment in many ways in addition to greenhouse gas ... Earth System
dynamics are characterized by critical thresholds and abrupt changes. Human ...

Author: Ernst M. Conradie

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793635082

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene: What’s Wrong with the World, Ernst M. Conradie utilizes a notion of social diagnostics to explore not only the surface-level symptoms of ecological destruction, but also its ultimate causes. Conradie uses two toolkits to review secular literature on the Anthropocene, namely the prophetic and pastoral vocabulary of Christian sin-talk and the theological critique against apartheid in South Africa. Various layers of the underlying problem are uncovered on this bases, including unsustainable “habits of the heart,” structural violence, the ideologies of unlimited economic growth and humanism, quasi-soteriologies such as climate engineering, idolatries such as self-divinization, and heresy. Conradie offers authentic discourse on the Anthropocene from the perspective of the global South, and includes a theological postscript to posit tentative suggestions as to what God may have in store for humanity in this time. Scholars of theology, environmental studies, and history will find this book particularly useful.
Categories: Religion

U S Geological Survey Bulletin

U S  Geological Survey Bulletin

The premise of Earth System Science is that the Earth functions as an evolving ,
integrated system whose dynamics can be understood only in a global and
interdisciplinary context . Human activity can affect Earth System dynamics .
Increased ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210009766500

Category: Geology

Page:

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Categories: Geology

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011 Dept of Energy fiscal year 2011 justifications cont

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011  Dept  of Energy fiscal year 2011 justifications  cont

Understanding the underlying and complex human - earth systems dynamics are
a priority for IA research . In FY 2010 and 2011 , funding is shown in Integrated
Assessment within Climate and Earth System Modeling in the Climate and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210022611592

Category: Federal aid to energy development

Page:

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Categories: Federal aid to energy development

Climate System Dynamics and Modelling

Climate System Dynamics and Modelling

A glossary of key terms is provided for students with little background in the climate sciences, whilst instructors and students with more expertise will appreciate the book's modular nature.

Author: Hugues Goosse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316033500

Category: Science

Page:

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This textbook presents all aspects of climate system dynamics, on all timescales from the Earth's formation to modern human-induced climate change. It discusses the dominant feedbacks and interactions between all the components of the climate system: atmosphere, ocean, land surface and ice sheets. It addresses one of the key challenges for a course on the climate system: students can come from a range of backgrounds. A glossary of key terms is provided for students with little background in the climate sciences, whilst instructors and students with more expertise will appreciate the book's modular nature. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter for readers to test their understanding. This textbook will be invaluable for any course on climate system dynamics and modeling, and will also be useful for scientists and professionals from other disciplines who want a clear introduction to the topic.
Categories: Science

Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change

... Programs • Data Management Systems Focused Studies on Controlling
Processes and Improved Understanding Integrated Conce : tual and Predictive
Models Ecological Systems and Dynamics Earth System Human Interactions
Solid Earth ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5104385

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 108

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Categories: Climatic changes

Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Although analysis of past variability shows that distinguishing human - driven
change from natural variability is not ... that define Earth System dynamics ; ( ii )
the changes that are occurring in these dynamics ; and ( iii ) the role of human ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122920379

Category: Atmospheric chemistry

Page: 40

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Categories: Atmospheric chemistry

International Geosphere Biosphere Programme

International Geosphere Biosphere Programme

IGBP studies the interactions between biological , chemical and physical
processes and human systems , and ... analyse ( i ) the interactive physical ,
chemical and biological processes that define Earth System dynamics ; ( ii ) the
changes that ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025021567

Category: Biosphere

Page: 76

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Categories: Biosphere

He Knew He was Right

He Knew He was Right

The understanding of the natural dynamics of the Earth System has advanced
greatly in recent years and provides a sound basis ... Human activities are
significantly influencing Earth's environment in many ways in addition to
greenhouse gas ...

Author: John Gribbin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078786335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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Visionary, inventor, radical, free thinker and soon-to-be space traveller, Jim Lovelock is an iconic figure in British science, and a prophet whose prophecies are now coming true. This is his definitive, authorized biography. Lovelock is best known as the 'father' of Gaia theory, the idea of our planet as a self-regulating organism, which is now established as the most useful way of understanding the dramatic changes happening to the environment of the Earth. But few people know about his early work as a chemist and inventor - work which included inventing the detectors used to search for life on Mars, and blowing the whistle on the depletion of the ozone layer. In his personal life, he was a Quaker and conscientious objector in the Second World War (later changing his mind in view of the evils of Nazism), supported his family for a time by selling his own blood, and gave up a salary and security to become an independent scientist based in an English village - from which all his best-known work emerged. As Lovelock approaches his ninetieth birthday, looking forward to flying into the stratosphere in a rocket, this book truly reveals an independent, original and inspiring life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Global Change Newsletter

Global Change Newsletter

... chemical and physical processes and human systems, and collaborates with
other programmes to develop and impart ... that define Earth System dynamics;
the changes that are occurring in these dynamics; and the role of human
activities ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009559287

Category: Climatic changes

Page:

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A study of global change (IGBP).
Categories: Climatic changes

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change Causes and consequences of global environmental change

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change  Causes and consequences of global environmental change

Human Disturbance of the Earth System : Dynamics and Complexities IAN
DOUGLAS University of Manchester , Manchester , UK The Earth System is
dynamic , constantly changing , even though much of the system changes so
slowly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054246247

Category: Global environmental change

Page: 753

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Categories: Global environmental change

JGOFS Report

JGOFS Report

The understanding of the natural dynamics of the Earth System has advanced
greatly in recent years and provides a sound basis ... Human activities are
significantly influencing Earth's environment in many ways in addition to
greenhouse gas ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009592742

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Saunders Study Mate to Accompany Essentials of Physical Geography

Saunders Study Mate to Accompany Essentials of Physical Geography

CHAPTER 1 EARTH SYSTEMS AND MOVEMENTS CHAPTER OVERVIEW 1 )
The earth is a dynamic system which provides the exact ... Can humans be
responsible for significant changes in the earth system or earth subsystems ? 2 )
The ...

Author: Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers

ISBN: 0030006589

Category: Physical geography

Page: 87

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Categories: Physical geography

The Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

The Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

July 28-August 1, 2002, Palermo, Italy System Dynamics Society. ... D New York
NY 10023-7471 USA When it comes to renewable resource management ,
Earth's human inhabitants act as if we have never heard of ' management ' before
.

Author: System Dynamics Society. International Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094624875

Category: Dynamics

Page: 173

View: 917

Categories: Dynamics

Geoindicators for Ecosystem Monitoring in Parks and Protected Areas

Geoindicators for Ecosystem Monitoring in Parks and Protected Areas

As the 2001 Amsterdam Declaration on Global Change puts it “ The Earth System
behaves as a single , self - regulating system comprised of physical , chemical ,
biological and human components . Earth System dynamics are characterized ...

Author: Parks Canada. Atlantic Region

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Parks Canada, Atlantic Region

ISBN: UIUC:30112044346267

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 65

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Categories: Earth sciences

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change The earth system biological and ecological dimensions of global environmental change

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change  The earth system   biological and ecological dimensions of global environmental change

... to assess how responses of coastal systems to global change will affect
habitation and usage by humans of coastal ... ACTIVITIES : OBJECTIVES AND
STRUCTURE to improve understanding and projections of the dynamics of
LUCC as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054246239

Category: Global environmental change

Page: 625

View: 295

Categories: Global environmental change

Global Change and the Earth System

Global Change and the Earth System

changes that are occurring in the functioning of the Earth System, owing at least
in part to human activities, have ... The earliest sections of the book examined
ways in which natural processes bring about change in Earth System dynamics
at ...

Author: Will Steffen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540266075

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Global Change and the Earth System 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 sustainability. The results presented here are based on 10 years of research on global change by many of the world's most eminent scholars. This valuable volume achieves a new level of integration and interdisciplinarity in treating global change.
Categories: Science

Royal Colloquium

Royal Colloquium

... the human - environment relationship was very much a one - way affair , at
least at the global scale . Early civilizations did not Institutions affect the
functioning of the Earth system , but the vagaries of Earth system dynamics , often
manifested ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822033862202

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 48

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Categories: Climatic changes

Integrated Land Ecosystem atmosphere Processes Study

Integrated Land Ecosystem atmosphere Processes Study

However , from an integrated Earth System perspective , iLEAPS considers the
implications for Earth System dynamics , and the role of humans in the Earth
System . The results of iLEAPS are therefore intended to feed into a more ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121979772

Category: Biotic communities

Page: 48

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Categories: Biotic communities