Me and the biospheres : a memoir by the inventor of Biosphere 2
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Santa Fe, N.M. : Synergetic Press, 2009.
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vii, 308 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Prescott College - Circulating Collection  1 available
QH343.4.A55 2009

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9780907791379 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0907791379 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-308).
Anyone suffering from the global warming blues will cherish this uplifting account of the most ambitious environmental experiment ever undertaken. Biosphere 2, a world under glass, covered three acres of Arizona desert. Contained within a magnificently designed air-tight, sealed glass and steel framed architectural setting were models of seven biomes: an ocean with coral reef, marsh, rainforest, savannah, desert, farm and a micro-city. Eight people lived inside this structure for two years (1991-1993) setting world records in human life support, monitoring their impact on the environment, while providing crucial data for future manned missions into outer space. John Allen prepared for the manifestation of Biosphere 2 by assembling many smaller projects: the creation of a ferro-cement hulled ship to study ocean and river ecologies and cultures; the development of a rainforest enrichment project, a theater group, world-class art gallery and more. As awe inspiring as the great cathedrals, Biosphere 2's building and operation demanded the efforts of the most diverse team of scientists, engineers, artists and thinkers from around the world with whom John Allen worked closely for decades.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Allen, J. (2009). Me and the biospheres: a memoir by the inventor of Biosphere 2 . Synergetic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allen, John. 2009. Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir By the Inventor of Biosphere 2. Santa Fe, N.M.: Synergetic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allen, John. Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir By the Inventor of Biosphere 2 Santa Fe, N.M.: Synergetic Press, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Allen, John. Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir By the Inventor of Biosphere 2 Synergetic Press, 2009.

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