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Carbon-Nitrogen-Sulfur : Human Interference in Grand Biospheric Cycles

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1985.
Series: Modern perspectives in energy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ica, I considered myself an old hand: when I started to study the environment of the North Bohemian region in 1963, the ecosystemic changes and health effects result­ ing from extremely high concentrations and deposition of sulfurous and nitrogenous air pollutants and particulate matter could not be ignored. When I returned to the area in 1966 to work there for nearly three years as a consultant in energy and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 9781468488395 1468488392
OCLC Number: 853259163
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 460 pages).
Contents: 1: Energy and the Environment --
1.1. Fossil-Fueled Civilization --
1.2. Ranking the Cycles --
2: Carbon --
2.1. Carbon and Biota --
2.2. Fossil Fuel Combustion --
2.3. Atmospheric CO2 --
2.4. Concerns and Uncertainties --
2.5. Controlling CO2 --
3: Nitrogen --
3.1. Complexities of the Nitrogen Cycle --
3.2. Fertilization --
3.3. Nitrogen from Combustion --
3.4. Anthropogenic Nitrogen in the Environment --
3.5. Controls and Management Choices --
4: Sulfur --
4.1. The Sulfur Cycle --
4.2. Sulfur in the Atmosphere --
4.3. Acid Deposition --
4.4. Effects --
4.5. Management Options --
5: Lessons, Outlooks, Consequences --
5.1. Climatic Change and the Biosphere --
5.2. Nitrogen's Essentiality and Losses --
5.3. Causes and Costs of Acidification --
5.4. The Choices --
Postscript --
References.
Series Title: Modern perspectives in energy.
Responsibility: by Vaclav Smil.

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this led me to nitrogenase, one of the most incredible sub- stances on this planet, and to an interest in various aspects of the nitrogen cycle, which was further strengthened by my later work on the  Read more...

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