Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World

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Oxygen has had extraordinary effects on life. Three hundred million years ago, in Carboniferous times, dragonflies grew as big as seagulls, with wingspans of nearly a metre. Researchers claim they could have flown only if the air had contained more oxygen than today - probably as much as 35 per cent. Giant spiders, tree-ferns, marine rock formations and fossil charcoals all tell the same story. High oxygen levels may also explain the global firestorm that contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs after the asteroid impact. ...

Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198784937

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Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198607830

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Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World 2003, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198508038

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