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Author Vernadsky, Vladimir I

Title Geochemistry and the Biosphere Essays
Published La Vergne : Synergetic Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (327 p.)
Contents Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Editor's foreword -- Introduction by Academician Alexander Yanshin -- essays on geochemistry -- the history of geochemistry -- 1 Geochemistry as a Science of the Twentieth Century -- 2 Forms of Existence of Chemical Elements -- chemical elements in the earth's crust -- their forms of existence and classification -- 1 Geochemistry Classification of Chemical Elements -- 2 Forms of Existence of Chemical Elements -- 3 Geochemistry of Iodine and Bromine -- 4 Living Organisms in the Earth's Crust
5 The History of Free Oxygen -- 6 Living Matter -- 7 Matter in a State of Dispersion -- carbon and living matter in the earth's crust -- 1 Carbon in Different Geospheres and Its Role -- 2 The Stability of Carbon Minerals -- 3 Dispersion of Carbides -- 4 Primary Carbides -- 5 Petroleum and Its Formation -- 6 The Primary Geochemical Carbon Cycle -- 7 Earth's Gases and Living Matter -- 8 Living Matter and the Geochemical History of Carbon -- 9 Spreading of Living Matter in the Biosphere and the Geochemical Importance of the Proliferation of Organisms -- 10 The Quantity of Carbon in Living Matter
11 The Constancy of the Mass of Living Matter -- 12 Chemical Structure of the Earth's Crust -- 13 Organisms: Concentrators of Chemical Elements -- 14 Carbonic Acid as the Main Source of Carbon in Living Matter -- 15 The Dynamic Balance of the Carbonic Acid in the Atmosphere -- 16 The Cycle of Life -- 17 Incomplete Reversibility of the Cycle of Life -- 18 The Geological Cycle of Calcium Carbonate -- 19 Redi's Principle -- 20 The Energy of Living Matter and Carnot's Principle -- 21 The Free Energy of the Biosphere and Living Matter -- 22 Geochemical Activities of Man -- the biosphere
The biosphere in the cosmos -- The Biosphere in Its Cosmic Environment -- The Biosphere as the Reason For the Transformation of Cosmic Energy -- An Empirical Generalization and a Hypothesis -- Living Matter in the Biosphere -- Propagation of Organisms and Geochemical Energy of Living Matter -- The Green Living Matter -- Some Remarks on Living Matter in the Mechanism of the Biosphere -- the domain of life -- The Biosphere -- the Earth's Envelope -- The Living Matter of the First and the Second Order in the Biosphere -- The Limits of Life -- The Boundaries of Life in the Biosphere
Life in the Hydrosphere -- Geochemical Cycle of Vital Aggregations and Living Films of the Hydrosphere -- The Living Matter of the Land -- The Interconnection of the Hydrosphere and the Terrestrial Vital Films -- a few words about the noƶsphere
Summary This new volume introduces the Russian-Ukrainian scientist Vladimir I. Vernadsky, largely known in Eastern Europe through his groundbreaking 1926 monograph, The Biosphere
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Biosphere.
Form Electronic book
Author Yanshin, Alexander
Salisbury, Frank B
ISBN 9780907791645