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Harvesting the Biosphere

What We Have Taken from Nature (The MIT Press)

by Vaclav Smil

An interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistoric hunting to modern energy production.The biosphere--the Earth's thin layer of life--dates from nearly four billion years ago, when the first simple organisms appeared. Many species have exerted enormous influence on the biospher...
Publish Date
2015
August 20
Goodreads rating
3.7
ISBN
9780262528276
Tags
science
Recommendations
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Gives as clear and as numeric a picture as is possible of how humans have altered the biosphere.     source