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Ultraviolet Reflections: Life Under a Thinning Ozone Layer

By: Annika Nilsson

152 pages, B/w photos & illus, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Oct 1996 | #54082 | ISBN: 0471958433
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Describes, in lay terms, what is known about the effects of ultraviolet radiation on living organisms owing to the depletion of the ozone layer. |The author also looks at the reasoning behind official risk assessments and analyzes the international policies aimed at reducing the decay of the ozone layer and implications for agriculture, ecosystems and global population.


From Abisko to Antarctica. Let There be Light. Plankton Life Under the Ozone Hole. Sun Catchers. Elusive Threads in an Intricate Web. A Breath of Fresh Air?. Red Alert. A Tricky Compromise. Sensitive Sensors of Light. Do Patagonian Sheep Need Sunglasses?. Evolution of Knowledge. Sources. Index.

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