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The Biosphere

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

Copyright year: 2012

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37363 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

12 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

5005

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

By Mirko Di Bernardo

1464

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3. The Biosphere: A Thermodynamic Imperative

By Karo Michaelian

1542

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4. Yukon Taiga – Past, Present and Future

By Rodney Arthur Savidge

1988

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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

1620

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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

4380

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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

1545

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

By John E. Coulter

1362

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9. Biosphere Reserves

By Murat Özyavuz

3175

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

By Sibel Saricam and Umit Erdem

5852

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

By Enrique Hauenstein

1778

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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

2089

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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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