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Oxygen : a four billion year history

Author: Donald E Canfield
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Oxygen is the most current account of the history of atmospheric oxygen on Earth."--Jacket
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Canfield
ISBN: 9780691145020 0691145024 9780691168364 0691168369
OCLC Number: 957137722
Notes: Fourth printing, and first paperback printing: 2016
Awards: Winner of ASLI Choice Book Awards: History Category 2014
Winner of ASLI Choice Book Awards: Science and Technology Category 2014
Description: xv, 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: What is it about planet Earth? --
Life before oxygen --
Evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis --
Cyanobacteria: the great liberators --
What controls atmospheric oxygen concentrations? --
The early history of atmospheric oxygen: biological evidence --
The early history of atmospheric oxygen: geological evidence --
The great oxidation --
Earth's Middle Ages: what came after the GOE --
Neoproterozoic oxygen and the rise of animals --
Phanerozoic oxygen --
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Series Title: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsibility: Donald Eugene Canfield

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