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Harvesting the biosphere : what we have taken from nature

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012021381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 0262312263 9780262312264
OCLC Number: 823578213
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. The Earth's Biomass: Stores, Productivity, Harvests --
1. Biomass: Definitions and Compositions --
2. Biomass Stores: Means and Extremes --
3. Biomass Productivities --
4. Phytomass Harvests --
5. Zoomass Harvests --
6. Land Cover and Productivity Changes --
II. History of the Harvests: From Foraging to Globalization --
7. The Evolution of Foraging --
8. Crops and Animals --
9. Biomass Fuels and Raw Materials --
III. Adding Up the Claims: Harvests, Losses, and Trends --
10. Changing Land Cover and Land Use --
11. Harvesting the Biosphere --
12. Long-Term Trends and Possible Worlds.
Responsibility: Vaclav Smil.

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