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The Resource Slime : how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us, Ruth Kassinger

Slime : how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us, Ruth Kassinger

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Slime : how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us
Title
Slime
Title remainder
how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Kassinger
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Say "algae" and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist. There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more. In Slime we'll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market. With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, Slime will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming."--Page [2] of cover
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Kassinger, Ruth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Algae
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Slime : how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us, Ruth Kassinger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271] - 290) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section I: In the beginning -- Pond life -- Something new under the sun -- Algae get complicated -- Land ho, going once -- Land ho, going twice -- Looking for lichens -- Section II: Glorious food -- Brain food -- Seaweed salvation -- On a grand scale -- Welshmen's delight -- A way of life -- Flash! -- Spirulina -- Section III: Practical matters -- Feeding plants and animals -- In the thick of it -- Land ho, going thrice -- Stuff -- Oil -- The algae's not for burning -- Ethanol -- The future of algae fuel -- Section IV: Algae and the changing climate -- Gad zoox -- Saving the reefs -- A plague upon us -- Clean-up -- Making monsters -- Geoengineering
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780544432932
Lccn
2018043835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045471666
  • (OCoLC)on1045471666
  • 1009983
Label
Slime : how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us, Ruth Kassinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271] - 290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section I: In the beginning -- Pond life -- Something new under the sun -- Algae get complicated -- Land ho, going once -- Land ho, going twice -- Looking for lichens -- Section II: Glorious food -- Brain food -- Seaweed salvation -- On a grand scale -- Welshmen's delight -- A way of life -- Flash! -- Spirulina -- Section III: Practical matters -- Feeding plants and animals -- In the thick of it -- Land ho, going thrice -- Stuff -- Oil -- The algae's not for burning -- Ethanol -- The future of algae fuel -- Section IV: Algae and the changing climate -- Gad zoox -- Saving the reefs -- A plague upon us -- Clean-up -- Making monsters -- Geoengineering
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780544432932
Lccn
2018043835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045471666
  • (OCoLC)on1045471666
  • 1009983

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