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A Complete History of Carbon

A new book takes readers through the birth and unstoppable rise of this dangerous element.

By Amber FieldsAugust 4, 2008 5:00 AM


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It wasn’t always a footprint. Follow carbon’s journey from how it is born in stars to how it became the molecular backbone of DNA, plastic, sugar, and fat. There’s a bigger story to this man-made time bomb than makes the headlines.

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