Life Temperature and the Earth

Author: David Schwartzman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231102135
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Science

Life, Temperature, and the Earth analyzes and modifies important aspects of the Gaia hypothesis in light of geochemical, geophysical, mathematical, and paleontological data that were either ignored or unavailable when the hypothesis was developed. Schwartzman argues that the Earth's climatic temperature has been biologically regulated amid the backdrop of variable volcanic outgassing and an evolving sun.

Biosphere Origin and Evolution

Author: Nikolay Dobretsov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387686568
Release Date: 2007-12-03
Genre: Science

This monograph contains articles based on the oral presentations given at the International Workshop on the Biosphere Origin and Evolution (BOE 2005) held in Novosibirsk, Russia, June 26-29, 2005. The organizers of the event were the Scientific Programme of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which involves 50 institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Encyclopedia of Ecology

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Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080914565
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre: Science

The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Scientists Debate Gaia

Author: Stephen Henry Schneider
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262194988
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

Leading scientists bring the controversy over Gaia up to date by exploring a broad range of recent thinking on Gaia theory.

Origins

Author: Joseph Seckbach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781402025228
Release Date: 2006-05-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In this book forty eminent scientists examine the astrobiological origins of life and the emergence of biodiversity in extreme environments. The coverage includes extremophiles: microbes living in hostile conditions of high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. Also discussed are the origin and history of Martian water, and the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan.

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy

Author: Axel Kleidon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540224955
Release Date: 2004-11-18
Genre: Science

The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the book presents a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.

coscience

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Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924090170337
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Ecology


Gaia s Body

Author: Tyler Volk
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262720426
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

An engaging introduction to the emerging field known as Earth physiology, orgeophysiology.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727050
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Medical

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Encyclopedia of Ecology A C

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 008045397X
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Ecology

The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.

Gaia

Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192862181
Release Date: 2000-09-28
Genre: Nature

This classic work is now reissued in new covers with a new Preface by the author. Written for non-scientists, this is an original work in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.

Bioastronomy 2002

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
ISBN: 1583811710
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science


Choice

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Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106020976608
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Best books