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The Great Oxidation

Donald Eugene Canfield

in Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter deals with the “great oxidation event” (GOE), which represents a quantum shift in the oxygen content of the atmosphere. It suggests that the GOE represents the evolution of ... More


Earth’s Middle Ages: What Came after the GOE

Donald Eugene Canfield

in Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter considers the aftermath of the great oxidation event (GOE). It suggests that there was a substantial rise in oxygen defining the GOE, which may, in turn have led to the Lomagundi isotope ... More


Introduction: Toward Earth’s “Great Politics”

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter raises questions concerning the context, meaning, and significance of three interrelated concepts in Nietzsche’s work: the earth, great events, and great politics. It argues ... More


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