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Published: 25 February 2016

176 Pages | 20-25 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198718871

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Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

Tim Lenton

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces Earth System Science as an important and growing interdisciplinary area of research
  • Traces how Earth System Science has emerged as a field in its own right since the 1960s alongside concerns about global change
  • Outlines the tipping points that are currently recognised in the Earth system
  • Places the Earth system in wider context, including the latest insights into other habitable planets
  • Explains how understanding the fragility of the Earth system and its past history can help humanity achieve sustainability
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

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