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Earth : a tenant's manual

Author: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
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"It's impossible to grasp the whole planet or integrate all the descriptions of it. But because we live here, we have to try. This is not just an artistic compulsion or an existential yearning, still less an academic exercise. It's a survival issue. This is the only planet we have. We're stuck here, and we don't own the place-it would be the height of arrogance to assume that we do. We're tenants here, not owners,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rhodes, Frank Harold Trevor.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012002190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
ISBN: 0801466210 9780801466212
OCLC Number: 798251825
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 379 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Frank H.T. Rhodes.
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In Earth: A Tenant's Manual, the distinguished geologist Frank H. T. Rhodes, President Emeritus of Cornell University, provides a sweeping, accessible, and deeply informed guide to the home we all  Read more...


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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 Read more...

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