Evolution of the Atmosphere, Fire and the Anthropocene Climate Event Horizon
||Glikson, Andrew Y.|
|Series title:||SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $54.99|
| Book Description: |
Unique among all creatures, further to the increase in its cranial volume from Australopithecus to Homo sapiens, the use of tools and cultural and scientific creativity, the genus Homo is distinguished by the mastery of fire, which since about two million years ago has become its blueprint. Through the Holocene and culminating in the Anthropocene, the burning of much of the terrestrial vegetation, excavation and combustion of fossil carbon from up to 420 million years-old...