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Evolution in a Toxic World : How Life Responds to Chemical Threats.

Author: Emily Monosson
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. The author traces the development of life's defence systems - the mechanisms that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Monosson
ISBN: 159726976X 9781597269766 1597269778 9781597269773
OCLC Number: 952773738
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chapter 1: An Introduction""; ""Part 1: Element""; ""Chapter 2: Shining a Light on Earth�s Oldest Toxic Threat?""; ""Chapter 3: When Life Gives You Oxygen, Respire""; ""Chapter 4: Metal Planet""; ""Part 2: Plant and Animal""; ""Chapter 5: It Takes Two (or More) for the Cancer Tango""; ""Chapter 6: Chemical Warfare""; ""Chapter 7: Sensing Chemicals""; ""Chapter 8: Coordinated Defense""; ""Part 3: Human""; ""Chapter 9: Toxic Evolution""; ""Chapter 10: Toxic Overload?"" ""Appendix: Five Recent Additions to the Chemical Handbook of Life""""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""
Other Titles: Evolution in a toxic world: how life responds to chemical threats

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