Preface and Chapter 1 of the book is available for download as a PDF.  The cover image shows a set of thunderclouds over the Amazon basin.  The source for the cover image are photographs taken from the ISS and made available by NASA.  The cover image is a combination of these two photographs: ISS020-E-47807 (a photo of the Amazon basin) and ISS022-E-6398.  There are also tons of other fascinating images available on the NASA web site.


The “Onion”. Schematic diagram illustrating the planetary thermodynamic view of the Earth system, with its cascades of energy conversions and its effects. (Figure 1.5 of the book; after Kleidon 2010, 2012)


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Link to figures of Chapter 2 in color.

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