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Author Lane, Nick.

Title Oxygen : the molecule that made the world / Nick Lane.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  546.7211 L24    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  572 LANE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  546.7211 LANE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  546.721 LANE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  546.721 LANE    Check Shelf
Description x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-359) and index.
Contents Introduction : Elixir of life -- and death -- In the beginning : the origins and importance of oxygen -- Silence of the aeons : three billion years of microbial evolution -- Fuse to the Cambrian explosion : Snowball Earth, environmental change and the first animals -- The Bolsover dragonfly : oxygen and the rise of the giants -- Treachery in the air : oxygen poisoning and X-irradiation : a mechanism in common -- Green planet : radiation and the evolution of photosynthesis -- Looking for LUCA : last ancestor in an age before oxygen -- Portrait of a paradox : vitamin C and the many faces of an antioxidant -- The antioxidant machine : a hundred and one ways of living with oxygen -- Sex and the art of bodily maintenance : trade-offs in the evolution of ageing -- Eat! or you'll live forever : the triangle of food, sex and longevity -- Gender bender : the rate of living and the need for sexes -- Beyond genes and destiny : the double-agent theory of ageing and disease -- Life, death and oxygen : lessons from evolution on the future of ageing -- Glossary.
Subject Oxygen -- Popular works.
Oxygen -- Evolution -- Popular works.
Oxygen in the body -- Popular works.
Biogeochemical cycles -- Popular works.
Oxygen. (DNLM)D010100
Oxygen -- physiology. (DNLM)D010100Q000502
Aging. (DNLM)D000375
Biogeochemical cycles. (OCoLC)fst00832084
Oxygen. (OCoLC)fst01049616
Oxygen in the body. (OCoLC)fst01049642
Oxigênio (origem;evolução)
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
ISBN 0198508034 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780198508038 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780198607830 (paperback)
0198607830 (paperback)
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