Stability of Life on Earth: Principal Subject of Scientific Research in the 21st Century by Kirill Y. KondratyevStability of Life on Earth: Principal Subject of Scientific Research in the 21st Century by Kirill Y. Kondratyev

Stability of Life on Earth: Principal Subject of Scientific Research in the 21st Century

byKirill Y. Kondratyev, Kim S. Losev, Maria D. Ananicheva

Hardcover | March 2, 2004

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This book shows how human activity on local, regional and global scales has perturbed natural biogeochemical cycles, "colliding" with Nature. The authors demonstrate how the scale and intensity of human-induced destruction of Nature and resultant feedback mechanisms have continuously expanded. They consider the likelihood of increasing numbers of natural disasters as a result of such activities, and propose that sustainable development become a principal research topic for the 21st Century.

Title:Stability of Life on Earth: Principal Subject of Scientific Research in the 21st CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:166 pagesPublished:March 2, 2004Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540203281

ISBN - 13:9783540203285

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Table of Contents

1. Ecological-geographic space: a fresh view of the old problems,- 2. Geographic environment: structure and processes,- 3. Structural units of the geographic environment,- 4. Humans are changing the geographic environment,- 5. Formation of world community and its ideologies,- 6. XX century: time of collison with nature,- 7. Scientific basis of life stability,- 8. Carbon budget, role of biota and ecosystems' cost,- 9. Territorial expansion as one of the mechanisms for growing damage from natural disasters.