Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production

Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production

by Vaclav Smil
     
 

The compelling history of the long-sought discovery of ammonia synthesis and its vital role in the modern industrial world.See more details below

Overview

The compelling history of the long-sought discovery of ammonia synthesis and its vital role in the modern industrial world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262194495
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/26/2000
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Transforming the World
1Nitrogen in Agriculture1
2Traditional Sources of Nitrogen21
3New Sources of the Nutrient39
4A Brilliant Discovery61
5Creating an Industry83
6Evolution of Ammonia Synthesis109
7Synthetic Fertilizers133
8Our Dependence on Nitrogen155
9Consequences of the Dependence177
10Nitrogen and Civilization199
Postscript223
Appendixes233
Notes253
Name Index329
Subject Index331

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