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Earth's Biosphere Evolution, Dynamics, and Change

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ISBN-10: 0262692988

ISBN-13: 9780262692984

Edition: 2003

Authors: Vaclav Smil

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This is the story of the earth's biosphere from its origins to its future. It explains the workings of its parts and their interactions. It examines the biosphere's physics, chemistry, biology, geology, oceanography, energy, climatology, and ecology, as well as changes caused by human activies.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 8.03" wide x 8.98" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has served as a consultant on energy and the economy for a wide range of organizations and institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO), and numerous non-governmental organizations. He is author of Back to Full Employment (MIT Press), also in the Boston Review series, and Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Austerity.Vaclav Smil is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the…    

Evolution of the Idea
Life in the Universe
Life's Diversity and Resilience
Energizing the Biosphere
Water and Material Flows
The Biosphere's Extent
The Biosphere's Mass and Productivity
The Biosphere's Dynamics and Organization
Civilization and the Biosphere
Scientific Name Index
Name Index
Subject Index