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Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Karl A. Wyant, Jessica R. Corman, and James J. Elser (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Phosphorus is essential to all life. A critical component of fertilizers, Phosphorus currently has no known substitute in agriculture. Without it, crops cannot grow. With too much of it, waterways ... More


Cultural Beliefs, Values, and the Biogeochemical Cycling of P: P is for People

Timothy Crews, James Cotner, and Carol McCreary

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter explores how cultural values, beliefs, and traditions affect the fluxes of phosphorus in the biosphere. It examines three human-culture interactions with phosphorus biogeochemistry: (a) ... More


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