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Eating the sun : how plants power the planet

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the science of photosysthesis and its relevance in both history and the modern world, exploring the phenomenon's key role in confronting today's environmental challenges.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Morton
ISBN: 9780007163649 0007163649
OCLC Number: 271424897
Notes: Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2007.
Description: xix, 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: In the span of a man's life. Carbon ; Energy ; Light --
pt. 2: In the span of a planet's life. Beginnings ; Fossils ; Forests and feedback ; Grass --
pt. 3: In the span of a tree's life. Humanity ; Energy.
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Traces the science of photosysthesis and its relevance in both history and the modern world, exploring the phenomenon's key role in confronting today's environmental challenges.

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