In the following section on deep time, we have borrowed liberally from a book manuscript that was in preparation by Fred, Andreas, and John Morse, who regrettably passed away before the effort could be brought to fruition. At this point, Fred and Andreas wish to acknowledge once more John’s friendship and valuable scientific interactions with us. Some of the material discussed in this section and Sections 5 and 6 will be revisited in Section 7, which is our attempt to articulate a synthesis of current knowledge concerning the evolution of the global CO2-carbonic acid-carbonate system of...

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