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Earth : a tenant's manual

Author: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The distinguished geologist Frank H.T. Rhodes provides a sweeping, accessible, and deeply informed guide to the home we all share, showing us how we might best preserve the Earth's livability for ourselves and future generations."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
ISBN: 9780801478239 0801478235 9780801451171 0801451175
OCLC Number: 767566926
Description: x, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The third planet --
The home planet --
The rocky planet --
The blue planet --
The veiled planet --
The hazardous planet --
The ancient planet --
The bountiful planet --
The finite planet --
The singular planet --
The uninhabitable planet --
The living planet --
The warming planet --
The polluted planet --
The crowded planet --
The sustainable planet --
Water as sustenance --
Air as sustenance --
Soil as sustenance --
Food as sustenance --
Energy as sustenance --
Materials as sustenance --
Prospects for sustenance --
Policies for sustenance.
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"Rhodes reviews earth science, identifies and discusses the major environmental issues currently facing societies, and describes and promotes pathways for sustainable use of Earth and its resources. Read more...

 
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