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The Resource The many lives of carbon, Dag Olav Hessen ; [English translation by Kerri Pierce]

The many lives of carbon, Dag Olav Hessen ; [English translation by Kerri Pierce]

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The many lives of carbon
Title
The many lives of carbon
Statement of responsibility
Dag Olav Hessen ; [English translation by Kerri Pierce]
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Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"In its pure form carbon can the soft graphite in a pencil or an immensely hard diamond. It is the basic building block of most of the cells in our bodies. Carbon attracts, and one of the most crucial relationships it forms is with oxygen, producing carbon dioxide, the gas vital to life on earth. This is the story of a chemical element, C, its myriad properties and its life cycle. It is the story of a balance between photosynthesis and cell respiration, between building and burning, life and death. Dag Olav Hessen navigates us through an exploration of the existence of carbon in minerals and rocks, wood and rainforests, and of carbon's role in processes such as the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycles, on both small and large scales. He explores the burning issue of climate change: how will ecosystems respond to global change? How bad could things get? Will the world's ecosystems recover? And what are our moral obligations? Neither alarmist nor moralistic, Hessen takes the reader on a journey from the atom to our planet in informative, compelling prose."--Dust jacket
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Has edition
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YDX
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1956-
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Hessen, D. O.
Dewey number
546.681
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of C. Karbon : en uautorisert biografi. Originally published by Cappelen Damm AS, Oslo
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pierce, Kerri A.
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  • Carbon
  • Carbon
Label
The many lives of carbon, Dag Olav Hessen ; [English translation by Kerri Pierce]
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Publication
Note
Translation of C. Karbon : en uautorisert biografi. Originally published by Cappelen Damm AS, Oslo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Carbon, carbon everywhere. Carbon in everything -- Fire explained -- The master of disguise : soft, hard and round -- Nylon tights and their descendants -- Carbon on wheels -- Plastic fantastic -- Synthias as a carbon company -- To build and to burn : carbon in the life equation -- From C3 to C4--and the world's most important protein -- Atomic physic's solution to photosynthesis -- Photosynthesis in reverse -- Good neighbors -- C and 4H : a hot partnership -- The benefits of methane -- Archaea -- Part II. The C in cycle. The Keeling curve -- A Swede before his time -- One or many cycles? -- Pyramids, chains and webs -- The carbon Queen Emiliania -- Borealis -- Paradise lost -- The long carbon cycle -- The anthropocene -- Gaia and feedbacks -- Bluer and more acidic -- Methane bombs -- Between a snowball and hell -- Oxygen's evolution -- Nitrogen and phosphorus : the great circulatory -- Changes -- Part III. The footprint. Paradise lost II -- Shoe size -- How bad are bananas? -- Petroholism's withdrawal -- Afterlives
Control code
1959186
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781780238517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780238517
  • (OCoLC)972826491
Label
The many lives of carbon, Dag Olav Hessen ; [English translation by Kerri Pierce]
Publication
Note
Translation of C. Karbon : en uautorisert biografi. Originally published by Cappelen Damm AS, Oslo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Carbon, carbon everywhere. Carbon in everything -- Fire explained -- The master of disguise : soft, hard and round -- Nylon tights and their descendants -- Carbon on wheels -- Plastic fantastic -- Synthias as a carbon company -- To build and to burn : carbon in the life equation -- From C3 to C4--and the world's most important protein -- Atomic physic's solution to photosynthesis -- Photosynthesis in reverse -- Good neighbors -- C and 4H : a hot partnership -- The benefits of methane -- Archaea -- Part II. The C in cycle. The Keeling curve -- A Swede before his time -- One or many cycles? -- Pyramids, chains and webs -- The carbon Queen Emiliania -- Borealis -- Paradise lost -- The long carbon cycle -- The anthropocene -- Gaia and feedbacks -- Bluer and more acidic -- Methane bombs -- Between a snowball and hell -- Oxygen's evolution -- Nitrogen and phosphorus : the great circulatory -- Changes -- Part III. The footprint. Paradise lost II -- Shoe size -- How bad are bananas? -- Petroholism's withdrawal -- Afterlives
Control code
1959186
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781780238517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780238517
  • (OCoLC)972826491

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