By James R. Ehleringer, Thure Cerling, M. Denise Dearing

Established in vast learn in geology, atmospheric technological know-how, and paleontology, this booklet bargains a close heritage of CO2 within the surroundings, and an knowing of things that experience encouraged adjustments some time past. The textual content illuminates the function of atmospheric CO2 within the sleek carbon cycle and within the evolution of crops and animals, and addresses the long run function of atmospheric CO2 and its most probably results on ecosystems.

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