How The Earth Turned Green

Author: Joseph E. Armstrong
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606980X
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This “amazing and wonderful book” explores the evolutionary history of photosynthesis in a grand story of how the world became the verdant place we know (Choice). On this blue planet, long before dinosaurs reigned, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in existence for some 85% of Earth’s long history—that is, for roughly 3.5 billion years. In How the Earth Turned Green, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, which many would call plants, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today. Using an evolutionary framework, How the Earth Turned Green addresses questions such as: Should all green organisms be considered plants? Why do these organisms look the way they do? How are they related to one another and to other chlorophyll-free organisms? How do they reproduce? How have they changed and diversified over time? And how has the presence of green organisms changed the Earth’s ecosystems? With engaging prose and astonishing breadth, as well as informative diagrams and illustrations, How the Earth Turned Green demonstrates “how the Earth blossomed into such an incredible world that most of us simply take for granted” (San Francisco Book Review).

The Entropy Crisis

Author: Guy Deutscher
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 981277968X
Size: 13,12 MB
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Intends to prove that the "energy crisis" is an entropy crisis. This book uses examples from daily experiences to introduce the concept of entropy. It shows that the entropy increase due to irreversible transformations simultaneously determines the level of fresh energy supplies of our society and the damage that it causes to the environment.

The Life Of Plants

Author: Emanuele Coccia
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509531548
Size: 19,16 MB
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We barely talk about them and seldom know their names. Philosophy has always overlooked them; even biology considers them as mere decoration on the tree of life. And yet plants give life to the Earth: they produce the atmosphere that surrounds us, they are the origin of the oxygen that animates us. Plants embody the most direct, elementary connection that life can establish with the world. In this highly original book, Emanuele Coccia argues that, as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position from which we should analyze all elements of life. From this standpoint, we can no longer perceive the world as a simple collection of objects or as a universal space containing all things, but as the site of a veritable metaphysical mixture. Since our atmosphere is rendered possible through plants alone, life only perpetuates itself through the very circle of consumption undertaken by plants. In other words, life exists only insofar as it consumes other life, removing any moral or ethical considerations from the equation. In contrast to trends of thought that discuss nature and the cosmos in general terms, Coccia’s account brings the infinitely small together with the infinitely big, offering a radical redefinition of the place of humanity within the realm of life.

When The Moon Turned Green

Author: Hal K. Wells
Editor: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612100392
Size: 14,60 MB
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Outside his laboratory Bruce Dixon finds a world of living dead men-and above, in the sky, shines a weird green moon.

The Origins Of The Universe For Dummies

Author: Stephen Pincock
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119998190
Size: 18,23 MB
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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

The Green Hills Of Earth

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575113111
Size: 11,21 MB
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Nine ships blasted off from Moon Base. Once in space, eight of them formed a globe around the smallest. They held this formation all the way to Earth. The small ship displayed the insignia of an admiral - yet there was no living thing of any sort in her. She was not even a passenger ship, but a drone, a robot ship intended for radioactive cargo. This trip she carried nothing but a lead coffin - and a Geiger counter that was never quiet.

The Earth Brokers

Author: Pratap Chatterjee
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317858107
Size: 19,53 MB
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Those of us who have watched the process have said that the Earth Summit has failed ... Multinational corporations, the United States, Japan, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund have got away with what they always wanted ... the Summit has ensured increased domination by those who already have power. Worse still, it has robbed the poor of the little power they had. It has made them victims of a market economy that has thus far threatened our planet ... few negotiators realised how critical their decisions are to our generation. By failing to address such fundamental issues as militarism, the regulation of transnational corporations, the democratisation of international aid agencies and the inequitable terms of trade, my generation has been damned." - Wagaki Mwangi, Kenyan, Youth delegate to the Earth Summit

New Scientist

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Man Of Earth

Author: Algis Budrys
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575108347
Size: 11,21 MB
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His only escape was to become another man! Allen Sibley was a frightened little man - frightened for his life. In the corrupt, swindling world of cutthroat big business in which he was an important and pseudo-respectable figure, Allen Sibley had made the unforgivable error - he had found out. And worse, someone had known this would happen, someone who waited quietly to collect Allen Sibley's entire fortune in exchange for a gamble - but it was the only gamble which might save Sibley his life!

Ladies First

Author: Dorothy Mingle
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145002131X
Size: 14,98 MB
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"Old Testament Women" is a book of biographical profi les. The true stories of their lives are written with the intent of sharing passion, commitments, tragic sufferings and rebellion, letting people know how some of the women lived with integrity and hope and fi nding the grace to endure and triumph, and how others lived self-centered lives bringing destruction to families and nations. The book documents the many social issues, injustices, abuse, incest, rape, marriage, infi delity, war, nobility, birth etc. The women in the book will help other women fi nd understanding and growth in their own relationships. This book has been thoroughly, researched using the King James Version of the Bible. The Bible is known for its beautiful poetic language. The chapters and verses can be found at the end of each profi le, encouraging the reader to read and study actual passages. I have written several books about the Bible, "New Testament Women", "Men In the Bible", "Prophets". etc. I pray that it is God's will to share them with others.