Revolutions that made the Earth:Review of a book of the same title By T. Lenton and A. Watson, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011

McClintock, Peter V. E. (2011) Revolutions that made the Earth:Review of a book of the same title By T. Lenton and A. Watson, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011. Contemporary Physics, 52 (6). pp. 591-593. ISSN 0010-7514

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Abstract

The Earth differs radically from all other planets that we know of, and the reason is that it harbours life. Life is not just a kind of optional add-on that might or might not be present here; it has very substantially modified the physical properties of the Earth. Thus, the evolution of the Earth and the evolution of life are inextricably intertwined. The authors contend that just a few profound revolutions in this interaction have led to the Earth as we know it today – and they ponder about the new (anthropocene) revolution that is currently in progress and discuss where it may lead.

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Contemporary Physics
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27 Mar 2012 09:08
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