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The biosphere

Author: V I Vernadskiĭ; Mark A McMenamin
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"First published in 1926 but long neglected in the West, Vladimir I. Vernadsky's The Biosphere revolutionized our view of Earth." "Vernadsky teaches us that life has been the transforming geological force on our planet. He illuminates the difference between an inanimate, mineralogical view of Earth's history, and an endlessly dynamic picture of Earth as the domain and product of living matter to a degree still  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V I Vernadskiĭ; Mark A McMenamin
ISBN: 038798268X 9780387982687
OCLC Number: 37211183
Notes: "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Description: 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Invisibility of the Vernadskian Revolution --
pt. 1. The Biosphere in the Cosmos. The Biosphere in the Cosmic Medium. The Biosphere as a Region of Transformation of Cosmic Energy. The Empirical Generalization and the Hypothesis. Living Matter in the Biosphere. The Multiplication of Organisms and Geochemical Energy in Living Matter. Photosynthetic Living Matter. Some Remarks on Living Matter in the Mechanism of the Biosphere --
pt. 2. The Domain of Life. The Biopshere: An Envelope of the Earth. Living Matter of the First and Second Orders in the Biosphere. The Limits of Life. The Limits of Life in the Biosphere. Life in the Hydrosphere. Geochemical Cycles of the Living Concentrations and Films of the Hydrosphere. Living Matter on Land. The Relationship Between the Living Films and Concentrations of the Hydrosphere and Those of Land --
App. I.A Biographical Chronology --
App. II. Vernadsky's Publications in English.
Other Titles: Biosfera.
Responsibility: Vladimir I. Vernadsky ; foreword by Lynn Margulis [and others] ; introduction by Jacques Grinevald ; translated by David B. Langmuir ; revised and annotated by Mark A.S. McMenamin.


"Vladimir Vernadsky was a brilliant and prescient scholar-a true scientific visionary who saw the deep connections between life on Earth and the rest of the planet and understood the profound  Read more...


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