Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (Paperback)

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Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (Paperback)


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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.

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780007163656
ISBN-10: 0007163657
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 17th, 2009
Pages: 480
Language: English

“A rare delight....Oliver Morton writes so engagingly that [Eating the Sun] reads as a well-crafted biography of the earth on behalf of the plant kingdom.” — Prospect Magazine

“I enjoyed this book as much for the crazed asides as for the upsetting insights.” — Sunday Times (London)

“A fascinating and important book” — Ian McEwan, author of Atonement, Saturday, and On Chesil Beach