Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

by Oliver Morton
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Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet by Oliver Morton

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: 656,335
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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Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
C_D_Little More than 1 year ago
Morton is a superbe science writer. He doesn't spare the reader on scientific detail, yet his explainations are lucid and he ties things together in an entertaining fashion. I already knew much of what he was talking about, but he gave me many new insights. His vignettes of the actors in this drama are both entertaining and informative. This book is not for the timid reader and he does go on a bit, but it's well worth a careful read.