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Main Title Oxygen : a four billion year history /
Author Canfield, Donald E.,
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 853287110
ISBN 9780691145020; 0691145024; 9780691168364; 0691168369
Subjects Oxygen ; SCIENCE--Earth SCIENCEs--General ; SCIENCE--Life SCIENCEs--Ecology ; SCIENCE--Earth SCIENCEs--Meteorology & Climatology ; Atmosphäre ; Entstehung ; Sauerstoff ; Oxygen--history ; Atmosphere ; Earth (Planet)
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ELBM  QD181.O1C36 2014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/29/2019
Collation xv, 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and index.
Contents Notes
"The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Oxygen is the most current account of the history of atmospheric oxygen on Earth."--Jacket. What is it about planet Earth? -- Life before oxygen -- Evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis -- Cyanobacteria: the great liberators -- What controls atmospheric oxygen concentrations? -- The early history of atmospheric oxygen: biological evidence -- The early history of atmospheric oxygen: geological evidence -- The great oxidation -- Earth's Middle Ages: what came after the GOE -- Neoproterozoic oxygen and the rise of animals -- Phanerozoic oxygen -- Epilogue.