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Oxygen : A Four Billion Year History (Paperback) (Donald Eugene Canfield)

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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? Donald Canfield--one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistry, earth history, and the early oceans--covers this vast history, emphasizing its relationship to the evolution of life and the evolving chemistry of the Earth. Canfield guides readers through the various lines of scientific evidence, considers some of the wrong turns and dead ends along the way, and highlights the scientists and researchers who have made key discoveries in the field. Showing how Earth's atmosphere developed over time,Oxygen takes readers on a remarkable journey through the history of the oxygenation of our planet.

Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / General, Life Sciences / Ecology, Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology
Series Title: Science Essentials
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Author: Donald Eugene Canfield
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 50098454
UPC: 9780691168364
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2751
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