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Knauth LP and Lowe DR (2003) High Archean climatic temperature inferred from oxygen isotope chemistry of cherts in the 3.5 Ga Swaziland supergroup, South Africa. GSA Bulletin 115(5): 566-580.

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Lenton TM and Watson AJ (2004) Biotic enhancement of weathering, atmospheric oxygen and carbon dioxide in the Neoproterozoic. Geophysical Research Letters 31(5) L05202, dio: 10.1029/ 2003GLO18802.

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Von Bloh W, Bounama C, and Franck S (2003) Cambrian explosion triggered by geosphere-biosphere feedbacks. Geophysical Research Letters 30(18): 1963-1967.

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