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Emerald Planet How Plants Changed Earth's History

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ISBN-10: 0199548145

ISBN-13: 9780199548149

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Beerling

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Global warming is contentious and difficult to measure, even among the majority of scientists who agree that it is taking place. Will temperatures rise by 2oC or 8oC over the next hundred years? Will sea levels rise by 2 or 30 feet? The only way that we can accurately answer questions like these is by looking into the distant past, for a comparison with the world long before the rise of mankind. We may currently believe that atmospheric shifts, like global warming, result from our impact on the planet, but the earth's atmosphere has been dramatically shifting since its creation. Drawing on evidence from fossil plants and animals, computer models of the atmosphere, and experimental studies,…    
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Bennett Schwartz is Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, Miami.

Leaves, genes and greenhouse gases
Oxygen and the lost world of giants
An ancient ozone catastrophe?
Global warming ushers in the dinosaur era
The flourishing forests of Antarctica
Paradise lost
Nature's green revolution
Through a glass darkly