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The Biosphere

Edited by Natarajan Ishwaran

UNESCO, Afghanistan

In this book entitled "The Biosphere", researchers from all regions of the world report on their findings to explore the origins, evolution, ecosystems and resource utilization patterns of the biosphere. Some describe the complexities and challenges that humanity faces in its efforts to experiment and establish a new partnership with nature in places designated as biosphere reserves by UNESCO under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. At the dawn of the 21st century humanity is ever more aware and conscious of the adverse consequences that it has brought upon global climate change and biodiversity loss. We are at a critical moment of reflection and action to work out a new compact with the biosphere that sustains our own wellbeing and that of our planetary companions. This book is a modest attempt to enrich and enable that special moment and its march ahead in human history.

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The BiosphereEdited by Natarajan Ishwaran

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2247

ISBN: 978-953-51-0292-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5239-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

49522 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Early Biosphere: Origin and Evolution

By Vladimir F. Levchenko, Alexander B. Kazansky, Marat A. Sabirov and Eugenia M. Semenova


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2. The Search for the Origin of Life: Some Remarks About the Emergence of Biological Structures

By Mirko Di Bernardo


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3. The Biosphere: A Thermodynamic Imperative

By Karo Michaelian


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4. Yukon Taiga – Past, Present and Future

By Rodney Arthur Savidge


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5. Trace Metals and Radionuclides in Austrian Forest Ecosystems

By Stefan Smidt, Robert Jandl, Heidi Bauer, Alfred Fürst, Franz Mutsch, Harald Zechmeister and Claudia Seidel


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6. Plant Extracts: A Potential Tool for Controlling Animal Parasitic Nematodes

By Pedro Mendoza de Gives, María Eugenia López Arellano, Enrique Liébano Hernández and Liliana Aguilar Marcelino


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7. Understanding Linkages Between Public Participation and Management of Protected Areas – Case Study of Serbia

By Jelena Tomićević, Ivana Bjedov, Margaret A. Shannon and Dragica Obratov-Petković


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8. The Materially Finite Global Economy Metered in a Unified Physical Currency

By John E. Coulter


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9. Biosphere Reserves

By Murat Özyavuz


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10. The Importance of Biosphere Reserve In Nature Protection and the Situation In Turkey

By Sibel Saricam and Umit Erdem


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11. Wealth of Flora and Vegetation in the La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve, Valparaiso Region, Chile

By Enrique Hauenstein


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12. Investigation of Reproductive Birds in Hara Biosphere Reserve, Threats and Management Strategies

By Elnaz Neinavaz, Elham Khalilzadeh Shirazi, Besat Emami and Yasaman Dilmaghani


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13. Livelihoods and Local Ecological Knowledge in Cat Tien Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges for Biodiversity Conservation

By Dinh Thanh Sang, Hyakumura Kimihiko and Ogata Kazuo


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14. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves Towards Common Intellectual Ground

By Richard C. Mitchell, Bradley May, Samantha Purdy and Crystal Vella


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