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On Gaia : a critical investigation of the relationship between life and Earth

Author: Toby Tyrrell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Univ. Press, 2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Tyrrell
ISBN: 0691121583 9780691121581
OCLC Number: 995579683
Description: x, 311 p. : illustrations
Contents: Preface ix 1. Gaia, the Grand Idea 1 2. Good Citizens or Selfish Genes? 14 3. Life at the Edge: Lessons from Extremophiles 47 4. Temperature Paces Life 67 5. Icehouse Earth 88 6. Given Enough Time ... 113 7. Evolutionary Innovations and Environmental Change 130 8. A Stable or an Unstable World? 145 9. The Puzzle of Life's Long Persistence 171 10. Conclusions 199 Notes 219 Further Reading 273 References 277 Acknowledgments 299 Index 301
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