The earth as a cradle for life / Frank D. Stacey (CSIRO, Australia) & Jane H. Hodgkinson (CSIRO, Australia).

This book takes a long-term view of Earth's development as a habitable planet, incorporating physical, chemical and biological processes on the early Earth, through to human perturbations of the modern world and their implications for life in the future.

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Main Author: Stacey, F. D. (Frank D.)
Other Authors: Hodgkinson, Jane H.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2013]
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