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The Resource The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics, and change, Vaclav Smil

The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics, and change, Vaclav Smil

Label
The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics, and change
Title
The earth's biosphere
Title remainder
evolution, dynamics, and change
Statement of responsibility
Vaclav Smil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his latest book, Vaclav Smil tells the story of the Earth's biosphere from its origins to its long-term future. He explains the workings of its parts and what is known about their interactions. He examines the biosphere's physics, chemistry, biology, geology, oceanography, energy, climatology, and ecology, as well as the changes caused by human activity. He provides both the basics of the story and surprising asides illustrating critical but often neglected aspects of biospheric complexity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smil, Vaclav
Dewey number
577
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH343.4
LC item number
.S655 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Biosphere
Label
The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics, and change, Vaclav Smil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-328) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Water and material flows : biospheric cycles
  • 6.
  • The biosphere's extent : the moveable boundaries
  • 7.
  • The biosphere's mass and productivity : quantifying life's presence and performance
  • 8.
  • The biosphere's dynamics and organization : fundamental rules and grand patterns
  • 9.
  • Civilization and the biosphere : the Earth transformed by human action
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Epilogue
  • Evolution of the idea : from Vernadsky to a science of the global environment
  • 2.
  • Life in the universe : attributes, constraints, and probabilities
  • 3.
  • Life's diversity and resilience : metabolisms, species, catastrophes
  • 4.
  • Energizing the biosphere : solar radiation and the Earth's heat
Control code
48544425
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780262194723
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001058705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics, and change, Vaclav Smil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-328) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Water and material flows : biospheric cycles
  • 6.
  • The biosphere's extent : the moveable boundaries
  • 7.
  • The biosphere's mass and productivity : quantifying life's presence and performance
  • 8.
  • The biosphere's dynamics and organization : fundamental rules and grand patterns
  • 9.
  • Civilization and the biosphere : the Earth transformed by human action
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Epilogue
  • Evolution of the idea : from Vernadsky to a science of the global environment
  • 2.
  • Life in the universe : attributes, constraints, and probabilities
  • 3.
  • Life's diversity and resilience : metabolisms, species, catastrophes
  • 4.
  • Energizing the biosphere : solar radiation and the Earth's heat
Control code
48544425
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780262194723
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001058705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Subject

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