Eating the sun is a model of science writing for the nonscientist and an exemplary chapter in the history of science written with integrative intelligence leavened with deft humorous biographical characterizations and punctuated by a series of concluding statements of startling poetic power. An excellent piece of science writing about plants their evolution their biochemistry and their influence on the planet eating the sun is not just a random title picked by a publisher it captures how perspective is driven by starting with the 6000k sun and describing how plants make use of all that heat and light so theres a lot about . Eating the sun how plants power the planet a story of a world in crisis and the importance of plants the history of the earth and the feuds and fantasies of warring scientists this is not your fourth grade science classs take on photosynthesis. Eating the sun how plants power the planet chapter one scripps planets and proteins the scripps institute of oceanography must be simply by grace of its setting one of the nicest places in the world for a scientist to work. Yet oliver mortons eating the sun how plants power the planet is so topically relevant to our daily lives and the things we profoundly take for granted such as breathing oxygen the
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