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Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive

Author: Stanley A Rice
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
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Plants are not just a pretty part of the landscape; they keep the entire planet, with all of its human and nonhuman inhabitants, alive. Stanley Rice documents the many ways in which plants do this by making oxygen, regulating the greenhouse effect, controlling floods, and producing all the food in the world. Plants also create natural habitats for all organisms in the world. With illustrations and clear writing for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rice, Stanley A., 1957-
Green planet.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008013964
(OCoLC)222664247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley A Rice
ISBN: 9780813546537 0813546532 9780813544533 081354453X 1282033581 9781282033580
OCLC Number: 318675740
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 298 p.) : ill., map.
Contents: An injured paradise --
Plants put the oxygen in the air --
Greenhouse earth : plants help to keep the Earth from overheating --
Shade : trees make good air conditioners --
The water cycle : plants prevent droughts and floods --
Plants feed the world --
Plants create soil --
Plants create habitats --
Plants heal the landscape --
How agriculture changed the world --
Why we need plant diversity --
What can we do?
Responsibility: Stanley A. Rice.

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Presenting an overview of how human civilization has altered the face of the Earth, particularly by the destruction of forests, this book details the startling consequences of these actions. It  Read more...

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