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GREEN PLANET Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page i Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page ii GREEN PLANET How Plants Keep the Earth Alive stanley a. rice rutgers university press new brunswick, new jersey, and london Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page iii Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Rice, Stanley A., 1957Green planet : how plants keep the Earth alive / Stanley A. Rice. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8135-4453-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Plant ecology. 2. Vegetation and climate. 3. Plants, Useful. I. Title. QK901.R53 2009 581.7—dc22 2008013964 A British Cataloging-in-Publication record for this book is available from the British Library. Copyright © 2009 by Stanley A. Rice All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Please contact Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854–8099. The only exception to this prohibition is “fair use” as defined by U.S. copyright law. Visit our Web site: This book is printed on recycled paper. Manufactured in the United States of America Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page iv dedicated to Fakhri A. Bazzaz (1933–2008) Who helped a young graduate student to recognize the many interacting roles that plants play in the world and Rev. A. Luke Fritz (1918–1996) Who taught a young boy how to closely observe and think about the world of nature Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page v Prelims.qxd 11/12/08 4:54 PM Page vi ...


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