HOW TO BUILD A HABITABLE PLANET
The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to HumankindBy Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broeker
Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth's complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind.
In this project we explore the linkages between ice age cycles, volcanism and the carbon cycle. We have found that volcanoes become three to five times more active during melting of ice sheets, and the increased carbon they emit to the atmosphere influences how quickly Earth transitions from frigid glacial to the more mild interglacial, such as we are now experiencing.