Evolution, Dynamics, and ChangeBook - 2002
In this text, Vaclav Smil tells the story of the Earth's biosphere from its origins to its near- and long-term future. He explains the workings of its parts and what is known about their interactions. With essay-like flair, he examines the biosphere's physics, chemistry, biology, geology, oceanography, energy, climatology, and ecology, as well as the changes caused by human activity. He provides both the basics of the story and surprising asides illustrating critical but often neglected aspects of biospheric complexity.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press : 2002
Branch Call Number: 577 Sm42e
Characteristics: 346p illus