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Life, temperature, and the earth : the self-organizing biosphere

Author: David Schwartzman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The idea that living things and the atmosphere, oceans, and soils comprise an interactive, self-regulating system - the Gaia concept - was first proposed nearly thirty years ago." "Life, Temperature, and the Earth updates and modifies important aspects of the Gaia hypothesis in light of geochemical, geophysical, mathematical, and paleontological data that were either ignored or unavailable at the time the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Schwartzman
ISBN: 0231102127 9780231102124
OCLC Number: 41049691
Description: xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Climatic Evolution: From Homeostatic Gaia to Geophysiology --
The Biogeochemical Cycle of Carbon --
Faint Young Sun Paradox and Climate Stabilization --
Weathering and Its Biotic Enhancement --
Weathering: From Theory and Experiment to the Field --
Quantifying the Biotic Enhancement of Weathering and Its Implications --
Surface Temperature History of the Earth --
Did Surface Temperatures Constrain Microbial Evolution? --
Self-organization of the Biosphere --
Alien Biospheres?
Responsibility: David Schwartzman.

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