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The human experiment : two years and twenty minutes inside Biosphere 2

Author: Jane Poynter
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A behind-the-scenes account of the two-year experiment during which eight people sealed themselves within a 3.15-acre biosphere cut off from the outside world offers insight into the human issues faced by its participants, who survived life-threatening levels of deprivation, labor, and interpersonal conflict.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Named Person: Jane Poynter; Jane Poynter; Jane Poynter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Poynter
ISBN: 9781560257752 156025775X
OCLC Number: 449228412
Notes: Originally published: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2006.
Description: viii, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
ch. 1. Oxygen dilemma --
ch. 2. A rarified atmosphere --
ch. 3. Ecopreneur --
ch. 4. Sea change --
ch. 5. Extreme training --
ch. 6. Building a new world --
ch. 7. Vertebrate X, Y, and Z --
ch. 8. The tallest nail gets hammered down --
ch. 9. Closure --
ch. 10. What honeymoon? --
ch. 11. The long dark winter --
ch. 12. Cabin fever --
ch. 13. It takes four months to make a pizza --
ch. 14. Gold or lead --
ch. 15. Lines drawn in desert sand --
ch. 16. Starving, suffocating, and going quite mad --
ch. 17. I dreamed of wild horses --
ch. 18. Dysfunctional family --
ch. 19. Window-shopping --
ch. 20. Are we there yet? --
ch. 21. Reentry --
ch. 22. Thirty-seven brands of ketchup --
ch. 23. April fools --
ch. 24. And now what? --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Photo permissions --
Index.
Responsibility: Jane Poynter.

Abstract:

A behind-the-scenes account of the two-year experiment during which eight people sealed themselves within a 3.15-acre biosphere cut off from the outside world offers insight into the human issues faced by its participants, who survived life-threatening levels of deprivation, labor, and interpersonal conflict.
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