Viewed from a global perspective, biological processes use raw materials at a rate that greatly exceeds their supply from the planetary interior — a situation that can only be sustained through a complex series of chemical energy transfers, linked to the global movements of materials, from land to sea, within the oceans, and through the air. The variety and abundance of life at the Earth’s surface would not exist without this recycling.
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- Understanding the Earth System
P. S. Liss
- Springer Netherlands