Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2 by John Allen

Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2

byJohn Allen

Kobo ebook | August 9, 2012

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2009 Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Biography/Memoir, Me and the Biospheres is the definitive autobiography of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built and one of the most luminous minds of our time. Contained within a magnificently designed air-tight glass-and-steel-framed setting, Biosphere 2 covered three acres of Arizona desert and included models of seven biomes: an ocean with coral reef, marsh, rainforest, savannah, desert, farm and a micro-city. Eight people lived inside this structure for two years (1991-1993) and set world records in human life support while monitoring their impact on the environment and providing crucial data for future manned missions into outer space. Anyone concerned with the current world trajectory will identify with Allen's uplifting account of the most ambitious environmental experiment ever undertaken. Humorous and Whitmanesque, Me and the Biospheres is a tribute to the ingenuity and dauntlessness of the human mind and a passionate call to reawaken to the beauty of our peerless home, Biosphere 1, the Earth.
Title:Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Synergetic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990055913763

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