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Author Canfield, Donald E., author.

Title Oxygen : a four billion year history / Donald Eugene Canfield.

Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Science essentials
Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Oxygen.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400849888 (electronic bk.)
1400849888 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 11373423