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The Resource Landscapes on the edge : new horizons for research on Earth's surface, Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Landscapes on the edge : new horizons for research on Earth's surface, Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Landscapes on the edge : new horizons for research on Earth's surface
Title
Landscapes on the edge
Title remainder
new horizons for research on Earth's surface
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
"During geologic spans of time, Earth's shifting tectonic plates, atmosphere, freezing water, thawing ice, flowing rivers, and evolving life have shaped Earth's surface features. The resulting hills, mountains, valleys, and plains shelter ecosystems that interact with all life and provide a record of Earth surface processes that extend back through Earth's history. Despite rapidly growing scientific knowledge of Earth surface interactions, and the increasing availability of new monitoring technologies, there is still little understanding of how these processes generate and degrade landscapes. Landscapes on the Edge identifies nine grand challenges in this emerging field of study and proposes four high-priority research initiatives. The book poses questions about how our planet's past can tell us about its future, how landscapes record climate and tectonics, and how Earth surface science can contribute to developing a sustainable living surface for future generations."--Publisher's description
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Also available online.
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE511
LC item number
.L36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Landscapes on the edge : new horizons for research on Earth's surface, Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Landscapes on the edge : new horizons for research on Earth's surface, Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135)
Contents
The importance of Earth surface processes -- Grand challenges in Earth surface processes -- Four high-priority research initiatives in Earth surface processes -- Mechanisms for developing initiatives and sustaining growth in Earth surface processes
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26 cm.
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Extent
xvi, 163 p.
Isbn
9780309140249
Lccn
2010921862
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)607373346

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