Broecker, Wallace S.

How to build a habitable planet - New York: ELDIGIO PRESS, 1985. - 291 páginas: ilustraciones; 21 cm.

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Contenido: 1. The setting: the Big Bang and galaxy formation -- 2. The raw material: synthesis of elements in stars -- 3. The Heavy construction: the formation of planets -- 4. The schedule: the timing of raw-material production and heavy construction -- 5. Interior modifications: segregation into core, mantle, crust, ocean, and atmosphere -- 6. Contending with the Neighbors: moons, asteroids, and comets -- 7. Making it comfortable: running water and temperature control -- 8. Storing up resources: the ingredients of a civilization -- 9. Maintenance: mankind at the Helm.