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An interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere’s stores of living matter, from prehistoric hunting to modern energy production.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Part I: The Earth’s Biomass: Stores, Productivity, Harvests
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. Biomass: Definitions and Compositions
  2. pp. 5-14
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  1. 2. Biomass Stores: Means and Extremes
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 3. Biomass Productivities
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. 4. Phytomass Harvests
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. 5. Zoomass Harvests
  2. pp. 51-58
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  1. 6. Land Cover and Productivity Changes
  2. pp. 59-64
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  1. Part II: History of the Harvests: From Foraging to Globalization
  2. pp. 65-70
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  1. 7. The Evolution of Foraging
  2. pp. 71-102
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  1. 8. Crops and Animals
  2. pp. 103-130
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  1. 9. Biomass Fuels and Raw Materials
  2. pp. 131-150
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  1. Part III: Adding Up the Claims: Harvests, Losses, and Trends
  2. pp. 151-156
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  1. 10. Changing Land Cover and Land Use
  2. pp. 157-182
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  1. 11. Harvesting the Biosphere
  2. pp. 183-220
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  1. 12. Long-Term Trends and Possible Worlds
  2. pp. 221-252
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  1. Scientific Units and Prefixes
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. References
  2. pp. 255-296
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 297-304
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  1. Species Index
  2. pp. 305-308
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780262312264
Related ISBN
9780262018562
MARC Record
OCLC
823578213
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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