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Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production

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The compelling history of the long-sought discovery of ammonia synthesis and its vital role in the modern industrial world.

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  • Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production (MIT Press (MA)) – Hardcover (2000)
    by Vaclav Smil

    Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production

    Hardcover, MIT Press (MA)
    2000
    English
    New ed.
    338 pages

    ISBN: 026219449X
    ISBN-13: 9780262194495

    The industrial synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen has been of greater fundamental importance to the modern world than the invention of the airplane, nuclear energy, space flight, or television. The expansion of the world's population from 1.6 billion people in 1900 to today's six billion would not have been possible without the synthesis of ammonia.In Enriching the Earth, Vaclav Smil begins with a discussion of nitrogen's unique status in the biosphere, its role in crop production, and traditional means of ... Show more

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