Biosphere 2 as Voyage of Discovery: The Serendipity from Inside

Walford, Roy L.
March 2002
BioScience;Mar2002, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p259
Academic Journal
Comments on the argument that Biosphere 2 in Arizona can be considered from the integrative as well as the analytic approach, and argues for the integrative approach illustrated by Biosphere 2. Study on human nutrition which took place on researchers in Biosphere 2; Discussion of studies on oxygen and carbon dioxide in the facility; Lessons which the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) may learn from the Biosphere experiment.


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