Harvesting the Biosphere: What we Have Taken From Nature [Audiobook] download free by Vaclav Smil

Harvesting the Biosphere: What we Have Taken From Nature Audiobook download free by Vaclav Smil
  • Listen audiobook: Harvesting the Biosphere: What we Have Taken From Nature
  • Author: Vaclav Smil
  • Release date: 2015/12/21
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780262528276
  • Rating: 7.95 of 10
  • Votes: 634
  • Review by: Dorian Pantoja
  • Review rating: 9.53 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/7
  • Duration: 4H1M3S in 256 kbps (64 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-01
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, MPEG4 (compression EML, RAR, DEB, ALZ, TAR.XZ, ISO, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 25M48S (7 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: An interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistoric hunting to modern energy production.The biosphere-the Earth's thin layer of life-dates from nearly four billion years ago, when the first simple organisms appeared. Many species have exerted enormous influence on the biosphere's character and productivity, but none has transformed the Earth in so many ways and on such a scale as Homo sapiens. In Harvesting the Biosphere, Vaclav Smil offers an interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistory to the present day. Smil examines all harvests-from prehistoric man's hunting of megafauna to modern crop production-and all uses of harvested biomass, including energy, food, and raw materials. Without harvesting of the biomass, Smil points out, there would be no story of human evolution and advancing civilization; but at the same time, the increasing extent and intensity of present-day biomass harvests are changing the very foundations of civilization's well-being.In his detailed and comprehensive account, Smil presents the best possible quantifications of past and current global losses in order to assess the evolution and extent of biomass harvests. Drawing on the latest work in disciplines ranging from anthropology to environmental science, Smil offers a valuable long-term, planet-wide perspective on human-caused environmental change.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology, Central Government Policies, Environmental Economics, Nuclear Issues, Earth Sciences, Wildlife: General Interest
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.45 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x229x16mm
  • Weight: 476.27g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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