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The Resource How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind, Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker

How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind, Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker

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How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind
Title
How to build a habitable planet
Title remainder
the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind
Statement of responsibility
Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Langmuir, Charles Herbert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB632
LC item number
.B76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1931-
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Broecker, Wallace S.
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  • Earth (Planet)
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Natural resources
  • Geochemistry
  • Habitable planets
  • Solar system
  • Climatic changes
  • Nature
Label
How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind, Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
[Rev. and expanded ed. of: How to build a habitable planet / Wallace S. Broecker. 1985]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction : Earth abd life as natural systems -- Chapter 2. The setting : the Big Bang and galaxy formation -- Chapter 3. The raw material : synthesis of elements in stars -- Chapter 4. Preliminary fabrication : fomation of organic and inorganic molecules -- Chapter 5. The heavy construction : the formation of planets and moons from a solar nebula -- Chapter 6. The schedule : quantifying the timescale with radionnuclides -- Chapter 7. Interior modifications : segregation into core, mantle, crust, ocean, and atmosphere -- Chapter 8. Contending with the neighbors : moons, asteriods, comets, and impacts -- Chapter 9. Making it comfortable : running water, temperature control, and sun protection -- Chapter 10. Establishing the circulation : plate tectonics -- Chapter 11. Internal circulation : mantle convection and its relationship to the surface -- Chapter 12. Linking the layers : solid earth, liquid ocean, and gaseous atmosphere -- Chapter 13. Colonizing the surface : the origin of life as a planetary process -- Chapter 14. Dealing with the competition : the roles of evolution and extinction in creating the diversity of life -- Chapter 15. Energizing the surface : coevolution to create a planetary fuel cell -- Chapter 16. Exterior modification : the record of oxidation of the planetary surface -- Chapter 17. Planetary evolution : the importance of catastrophes and the questions of directionality -- Chapter 18. Coping with the weather : causes and consequences of naturally induced climate change -- Chapter 19. The rise of homo sapiens : access to earth's treasure chest permits a planetary takevoer -- Chapter 20. Mankind at the Helm : human civilization in a planetary context -- Chapter 31. Are we alone? the question of habitability in the universe
Control code
775028281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed
Extent
xvi, 718 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780691140063
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012930678
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)775028281
Label
How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind, Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker
Publication
Note
[Rev. and expanded ed. of: How to build a habitable planet / Wallace S. Broecker. 1985]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction : Earth abd life as natural systems -- Chapter 2. The setting : the Big Bang and galaxy formation -- Chapter 3. The raw material : synthesis of elements in stars -- Chapter 4. Preliminary fabrication : fomation of organic and inorganic molecules -- Chapter 5. The heavy construction : the formation of planets and moons from a solar nebula -- Chapter 6. The schedule : quantifying the timescale with radionnuclides -- Chapter 7. Interior modifications : segregation into core, mantle, crust, ocean, and atmosphere -- Chapter 8. Contending with the neighbors : moons, asteriods, comets, and impacts -- Chapter 9. Making it comfortable : running water, temperature control, and sun protection -- Chapter 10. Establishing the circulation : plate tectonics -- Chapter 11. Internal circulation : mantle convection and its relationship to the surface -- Chapter 12. Linking the layers : solid earth, liquid ocean, and gaseous atmosphere -- Chapter 13. Colonizing the surface : the origin of life as a planetary process -- Chapter 14. Dealing with the competition : the roles of evolution and extinction in creating the diversity of life -- Chapter 15. Energizing the surface : coevolution to create a planetary fuel cell -- Chapter 16. Exterior modification : the record of oxidation of the planetary surface -- Chapter 17. Planetary evolution : the importance of catastrophes and the questions of directionality -- Chapter 18. Coping with the weather : causes and consequences of naturally induced climate change -- Chapter 19. The rise of homo sapiens : access to earth's treasure chest permits a planetary takevoer -- Chapter 20. Mankind at the Helm : human civilization in a planetary context -- Chapter 31. Are we alone? the question of habitability in the universe
Control code
775028281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed
Extent
xvi, 718 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780691140063
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012930678
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)775028281

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