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

Label
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
Contributor
Subject
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
Cataloging source
CNO
Dewey number
551.1/3/072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE511
LC item number
.L36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn614432114
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 163 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309140256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
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.b32056515
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)614432114
  • pebcs0309140250

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