Eating The Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

Paperback | November 17, 2009

byOliver Morton

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From acclaimed science journalist Oliver Morton comes Eating the Sun, a fascinating, lively, profound look at photosynthesis, nature's greatest miracle. From the physics, chemistry, and cellular biology that make photosynthesis possible, to the quirky and competitive scientists who first discovered the beautifully honed mechanisms of photosynthesis, to the modern energy crisis we face today, Eating the Sun offers a complete biography of the earth through the lens of this common but crucial process.

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From acclaimed science journalist Oliver Morton comes Eating the Sun, a fascinating, lively, profound look at photosynthesis, nature's greatest miracle. From the physics, chemistry, and cellular biology that make photosynthesis possible, to the quirky and competitive scientists who first discovered the beautifully honed mechanisms of p...

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Wherever there is greenery, photosynthesis is working to make oxygen, release energy, and create living matter from the raw material of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. Without photosynthesis, there would be an empty world, an empty sky, and a sun that does nothing more than warm the rocks and reflect off the sea.Eating the Sun is ...

Award-winning science journalist Oliver Morton is the author ofMapping Mars, a contributing editor atWired, and a contributor forThe New Yorker,Science, andThe American Scholar. He lives with his wife in Greenwich, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:November 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007163657

ISBN - 13:9780007163656

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