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Eating the sun : how plants power the planet

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Traces the science of photosynthesis and its relevance in both history and the modern world, exploring the phenomenon's key role in confronting today's environmental challenges.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Morton
ISBN: 9780007163656 0007163657
OCLC Number: 491354953
Notes: Previously published: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2008.
Description: xix, 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In the span of a man's life. Carbon ; Energy ; Light --
In the span of a planet's life. Beginnings ; Fossils ; Forests and feedback ; Grass --
In the span of a tree's life. Humanity ; Energy.
Responsibility: Oliver Morton.

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Traces the science of photosynthesis and its relevance in both history and the modern world, exploring the phenomenon's key role in confronting today's environmental challenges.

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