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- viii, 150 p. : ill., graphs.
- Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Processes of the long-term carbon cycle : chemical weathering of silicates -- 3. Processes of the long-term carbon cycle : organic matter and carbonate burial and weathering -- 4. Processes of the long-term carbon cycle : degassing of carbon dioxide and methane -- 5. Atmospheric carbon dioxide over Phanerozoic time -- 6. Atmospheric O[subscript 2] over Phanerozoic time.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "In The Phanerozoic Carbon Cycle, Robert Berner shows how carbon cycle models can be used to calculate levels of atmospheric CO[subscript 2] and O[subscript 2] over Phanerozoic time (the past 550 million years) and how results compare with independent methods. His analysis has implications for such disparate subjects as the evolution of land plants, the presence of giant ancient insects, the role of tectonics in paleoclimate, and the current debate over global warming and greenhouse gases."--BOOK JACKET.