Let me explain: I am a physics student who did some basic earth science during my early high school days. But thinking about earth science makes me very curious about deeper topics, like how the oceans were formed, why the oceans are saline, how salinity of the oceans affects the climate pattern around the world and how weather patterns are altered by bio-geochemical changes.
I have used Google to search for answers to such questions and had mixed success. So now I want to dive deeper into earth science with a dedicated book. I tried approaching Google for this, but the results were confusing.
I would like to get some of the most trusted books on earth and climate science.
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