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Main Title CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge /
Author Volk, Tyler.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 216938360
ISBN 0262220830; 9780262220835
Subjects Atmospheric carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects. ; Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry) ; Dioxyde de carbone. ; Changement climatique. ; Dégradation de l'environnement. ; Biochimie. ; Combustibles fossiles. ; Consommation d'énergie. ; Atmosphère--Pollution--Effets des conditions météorologiques. ; Agriculture--Aspect de l'environnement. ; Dioxyde de carbone atmosphérique--Aspect de l'environnement. ; Cycle du carbone. ; Koldioxid--miljèoaspekter. ; Klimatfèorändringar. ; Biokemi.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCM  QC879.8.V65 2008 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/27/2008
ERAM  QC879.8 .V65 2008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/31/2009
Collation xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Contents Notes
Introducing the COb2s molecule and its carbon atom -- From a molecule in beer to the great cycle of carbon in the biosphere -- The worldwide increase of COb2s -- Fossil-fuel carbon atoms join the biosphere -- Carbon's fluxes and its rate of increase -- Time capsules in ice -- Wealth, energy, and COb2s -- How high will the COb2s go? -- Reining in the COb2s increase -- The ultimate fates of our carbon atoms. "In COb2s Rising, scientist Tyler Volk explains the process at the heart of global warming and climate change: the global carbon cycle. Vividly and concisely, Volk describes what happens when COb2s is released by the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), letting loose carbon atoms once trapped deep underground into the interwoven web of air, water, and soil."--Jacket.