From the Prologue

A wood plank path leads over ferns and mud puddles into the rainforest. . .

From Chapter 3: Genesis

Discover magazine made a glowing pronouncement in 1987: Biosphere 2 was “the most exciting venture to be undertaken in the U.S. since President Kennedy launched us toward the moon”. . .

From Chapter 7: The Human Experiment

“I’ve got those no chocolate fondue, no hot water bubble bath,wallowing algae scrubbers, back-breaking, total process breakdown blues,” crooned the four women of Biosphere 2—five months before they actually entered the Biosphere. . .

From the Epilogue: The Theater of All Possibilities

Tony’s area of expertise at Biosphere 2 had originally been desert plants; he wanted to study the little ecosystems for detailed natural history lessons. But after twenty years there, Tony seemed more captivated by the project’s human lessons. . .

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