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Cycles of Life: Civilization and the Biosphere

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  • Cycles of Life: Civilization and the Biosphere (Scientific American Library) – Hardcover (1997)
    by Vaclav Smil

    Cycles of Life: Civilization and the Biosphere

    Hardcover, Scientific American Library
    1997
    English
    221 pages

    ISBN: 0716750791
    ISBN-13: 9780716750796

    Smil explores the scientific kernel in the mystical shell of the Gaia hypothesis. He describes how living organisms assure their survival by actively participating in the complex cycling of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. He updates us on what has been learned about the complex interplay of human beings, other organisms, chemical reactions and geological changes in the Earth's biosphere. Cycles of Life describes how biospheric cycles work, how we interfere in their natural flows, and how we could moderate or avert further ... Show more

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