ROBERT A. BERNER. 2004. Oxford University Press, New York. 158 pp. $99.50. ISBN: 0-1951-7333-3.

The global carbon cycle is a topic of great interest because it is a critical controller of earth's climate. Despite the great amount of research done on the global carbon cycle, many gaps remain in our knowledge of the underlying processes that control the short and long-term carbon cycles and that have had a significant impact on past and present climate. It is clear that a better understanding of the processes would greatly enhance our understanding of the influence of present day events and perturbations that...

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