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The Resource Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive, Stanley A. Rice

Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive, Stanley A. Rice

Label
Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive
Title
Green planet
Title remainder
how plants keep the Earth alive
Statement of responsibility
Stanley A. Rice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Plants are not just a pretty part of the landscape; they keep the entire planet, with all of its human and nonhuman inhabitants, alive. Stanley Rice documents the many ways in which plants do this by making oxygen, regulating the greenhouse effect, controlling floods, and producing all the food in the world. Plants also create natural habitats for all organisms in the world. With illustrations and clear writing for non-specialists, Green Planet helps general readers realize that if we are to rescue the Earth from environmental disaster, we must protect wild plants. Beginning with an overview of how human civilization has altered the face of the Earth, particularly by the destruction of forests, the book details the startling consequences of these actions. Rice provides compelling reasons for government officials, economic leaders, and the public to support efforts to save threatened and endangered plants. Global campaigns to solve environmental problems with plants, such as the development of green roofs and the Green Belt Movement-a women's organization in Kenya that empowers communities worldwide to protect the environment-show readers that efforts to save wild plants can be successful and beneficial to the economic well-being of nations. Through current scientific evidence, readers see that plants are vital to the ecological health of our planet and understand what can be done to lead to a better-and greener-future
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, Stanley A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plant ecology
  • Vegetation and climate
  • Plants, Useful
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Plant ecology
  • Plants, Useful
  • Vegetation and climate
  • Pflanzenökologie
  • Umweltschutz
  • Erhaltung
  • Pflanzen
  • Klimaschutz
  • Erde
Label
Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive, Stanley A. Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An injured paradise -- Plants put the oxygen in the air -- Greenhouse earth : plants help to keep the Earth from overheating -- Shade : trees make good air conditioners -- The water cycle : plants prevent droughts and floods -- Plants feed the world -- Plants create soil -- Plants create habitats -- Plants heal the landscape -- How agriculture changed the world -- Why we need plant diversity -- What can we do?
Control code
ocn318675740
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813546537
Lccn
2008013964
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 203358
  • 22573/ctt19zgb0c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318675740
Label
Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive, Stanley A. Rice
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An injured paradise -- Plants put the oxygen in the air -- Greenhouse earth : plants help to keep the Earth from overheating -- Shade : trees make good air conditioners -- The water cycle : plants prevent droughts and floods -- Plants feed the world -- Plants create soil -- Plants create habitats -- Plants heal the landscape -- How agriculture changed the world -- Why we need plant diversity -- What can we do?
Control code
ocn318675740
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813546537
Lccn
2008013964
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 203358
  • 22573/ctt19zgb0c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318675740

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