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The Biosphere

Authors: Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

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Long unknown in the West, The Biosphere established the field of biogeochemistry and is one of the classic founding documents of what later became known as Gaia theory. It is the first sustained expression of the idea that life is a geological force that can change Earth's landforms, its climate, and even the contents of its atmosphere. A complete, unabridged translation has never before been available in English. This edition - complete with extensive annotations, an introductory essay placing the work in its historical context and explaining its relevance to readers today, and a foreword cosigned by a stellar group of international experts - will be the definitive edition of this classic work. "What Darwin did for life through time, Vernadsky did for life through space on a geological scale".

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Biosphere in the Cosmic Medium

    Pages 43-47

    Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

  • The Biosphere as a Region of Transformation of Cosmic Energy

    Pages 47-51

    Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

  • The Empirical Generalization and the Hypothesis

    Pages 51-56

    Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

  • Living Matter in the Biosphere

    Pages 56-60

    Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

  • The Multiplication of Organisms and Geochemical Energy in Living Matter

    Pages 60-72

    Vernadsky, Vladimir I.

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $37.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4612-7264-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biosphere
Authors
Translated by
Langmuir, D.B.
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1750-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1750-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98268-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7264-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 178
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