Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

by Oliver 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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ISBN-13: 9780007163656
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 460
Sales rank: 758,197
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 5.46(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Award-winning science journalist Oliver Morton is the author of Mapping Mars, a contributing editor at Wired, and a contributor for The New Yorker, Science, and The American Scholar. He lives with his wife in Greenwich, England.

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