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Cycles of Life: Civilization and the Biosphere

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By: Vaclav Smil

221 pages, Col photos, illus

Scientific American Library

Paperback | Nov 2000 | #118308 | ISBN: 0716760398
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Hardback | Feb 1997 | #64533 | ISBN: 0716750791
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About this book

Describes how biospheric cycles work, how we interfere in their natural flows, and how we could moderate or avert further deterioration.


Biosphere and elements of life; putting life into cycles; how the cycles work; stages of human interference; elusive understanding; cycles and civilisation; epilogue; further reading; sources of illustrations.

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