Knowledge For Sustainable Development - An Insight Into The Encyclopedia Of Life Support Systems

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1. EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

1.1 Environmental Structure and Function: Earth System Glazovsky N., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 1-27
1.2 Environmental Structure and Function: Climate System G.V. Gruza, Institute for Global Climate and Ecology, Moscow, Russia pp. 29-70
1.3 Climate Change and Natural Resources Policy and Management G.O.P. Obasi, Secretary-General World Meteorological Organization ,Geneva  pp. 71-83
1.4 Geography Sala M., Universitat de Bacelona, Spain pp. 85-117
1.5 Geology Stuewe K., Universitaet Graz, Austria Sengor A.M.C., Istanbul Technical University Turkey Grasemann B., University of Vienna Austria and De Vivo B., Universita di Napoli "Federico II", Italy pp. 119-143
1.6 Geochemistry: Branches Processes Phenomena McLennan S.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA pp. 145-158
1.7 Oceanography Nihoul J.C.J., University of Liege Belgium and Chen C.T.A., National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan pp. 159-180
1.8 Natural Disasters Kotlyakov V.M. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia pp. 181-207
1.9 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Bauzer Medeiros C.M., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil pp. 209-234

2. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

2.1 Mathematical Models of Life Support Systems Agoshkov V.I., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 235-282
2.2 Optimization and Operations Research Derigs U., University of Cologne, Germany pp. 283-318
2.3 Probability and Statistics Viertl R., Technische Universitat Wien, Austria pp. 319-338
2.4 Mathematical Models Filar J.A., University of South Australia, Australia pp. 339-354
2.5 Modern Biometry Wilson S.R., Austrailian National University, Australia pp. 355-373

3. BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

3.1 Fundamentals of Life Kirby R., Rhodes University, South Africa pp. 375-391
3.2 Biological Science Fundamentals (Systematics) Contrafatto G. University of Natal South Africa and Minelli A. University of Padova Italy pp. 393-420
3.3 Physiology and Maintenance Hanninen O.O.P., University of Kuopio, Finland pp. 421-447
3.4 Biotechnology Doelle H.W. MIRCEN-Biotechnology Australia and DaSilva E.J. UNESCO France pp. 449-462
3.5 Fundamentals of Biological Science: An Evolutionary Approach Petrov R.V., and Vorobyeva E.I., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 463-478
3.6 Genetics and Molecular Biology Hasunuma K., Yokohama City University, Japan pp. 479-504
3.7 Global Perspectives in Health Mansourian, B-P., World Health Organization(WHO), Switzerland pp. 505-533
3.8 Water and Public Health Grabow W.O.K., University of Pretoria, South Africa pp. 535-571
3.9 Extremophiles Gerday C., University of Liege, Belgium pp. 573-598

4. SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

4.1 Management Sage A.P., George Mason University, USA pp. 599-630
4.2 Education for Sustainability Farrell R.V., Florida International University(FIU), USA and Papagiannis G., Florida State University, USA pp. 631-649
4.3 History: The Meaning and Role of History in Human Development Nasson W.R. University of Cape Town South Africa pp. 651-667
4.4 Sociology Toschenko J.T., and Levashov V.K., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 669-685
4.5 Psychology Carta S., University of Cagliari, Italy pp. 687-722
4.6 Archaeology Hardesty D.L., University of Nevada, USA pp. 723-741
4.7 Fundamental Economics Majumdar M. Cornell University, USA pp. 743-756
4.8 Law Schwabach A., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, USA pp. 757-772
4.9 Culture Civilization and Human Society Arlt H. Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies (INST) Austria pp. 773-792
4.10 Government and Politics Sekiguchi M. and Okawara N., Kyushu University, Japan pp. 793-809
4.11 Journalism and Mass Communication: The Making of Meaning Luthra R. University of Michigan USA pp. 811-828
4.12 Literature and the Fine Arts Arlt H. Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies (INST), Austria pp. 829-847

5. PHYSICAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

5.1 Development of Physics G. Takeda, Professor Emeritus The University of Tokyo and Tohoku University Sendai, Japan pp. 849-863
5.2 Civil Engineering Horikawa K., Musashi Institute of Technology, Japan pp. 865-877
5.3 Mechanical Engineering Frolov K.V., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 879-911
5.4 Electrical Engineering Wong K.P., University of Western Australia, Australia pp. 913-931
5.5 Control Systems Robotics and Automation Unbehauen H.D., Ruhr- Universitat Bochum, Germany pp. 933-979
5.6 Physical Methods Instruments and Measurements Tsipenyuk Y.M., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 981-1014
5.7 Materials Science and Engineering Rawlings R.D., Imperial College, UK  pp. 1015-1044
5.8 Transportation Engineering and Planning Kim T.J., University of Illinois, USA pp. 1045-1065
5.9 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Kayis A.B., University of New South Wales, Australia  pp. 1067-1094
5.10 Artificial Intelligence: Definition Trends Techniques and Cases Kok J.N. Boers E. and Kosters W., Leiden University The Netherlands van der Putten P.W.H., USA and Poel M. University of Siena The Netherlands pp. 1095-1107
5.11 Hierarchy and Complexity and Agent-Based Models Green D.G., Charles Sturt University, Australia pp. 1109-1129
5.12 System Dynamics: Systemic Feedback Modeling for Policy Analysis Barlas Y. Bogazici University Turkey pp. 1131-1175
5.13 Systems Science and Cybernetics: The Long Road to World Sociosystemicity Parra-Luna F. Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain pp. 1177-1207

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6. CHEMICAL SCIENCES

6.1 The World of Chemistry Carra S. and Masi M., Politecnico di Milano, Italy pp. 1-17
6.2 Chemistry Past Present and Future Lagowski J.J., University of Texas, USA pp. 19-33
6.3 Biogeochemistry Hallberg R.O., Stockholm University, Sweden pp. 35-51
6.4 Contributions of Chemistry to Sustainability in China Kwauk M. and Chen J., Chinese Academy of Sciences China Zhu Q. Illinois Institute of Technology China and Li Y. and Li J. Chinese Academy of Sciences, China pp. 53-71

7. WATER SCIENCE AND RESOURCES

7.1 The Hydrological Cycle and Human Impact on It Kuchment L.S., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 73-93
7.2 Human Interaction with Land and Water—A Hydrologist's Conception Falkenmark M., Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Sweden pp. 95-107
7.3 Types and Properties of Water Khublaryan M.G., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia pp. 109-130
7.4 Fresh Surface Water Dooge J.C.I., University College, Ireland pp. 131-153
7.5 Water Resources Management Savenije H.H.G. and Hoekstra A.Y., International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE-DELFT) The Netherlands pp. 155-180
7.6 Water-Related Education Training and Technology Transfer Van der Beken A., Vrije Universitiet Brussel (VUB) Belgium pp. 181-198
7.7 Water and Development: Some Selected Aspects Catherine M. Marquette, Christian Michelsen Institute Bergen Norway and Silje Pettersen Georgetown University Washington D.C. USA pp. 199-206
7.8 Future Challenges of Providing High-Quality Water Van Wyk J.A., University of South Africa (UNISA) South Africa Meissner R. University of Pretoria South Africa and Jacobs H. South Africa pp. 207-228
7.9 Water Interactions with Energy Environment Food and Agriculture Donoso M.C. Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) Republic of Panama and Vargas N. Formerly CATHALAC Republic of Panama pp. 229-241
7.10 Water Hazards Caused by Naturally Occurring Hydrologic Extremes N. Okada Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University Japan and H. Sakakibara Department of Civil Engineering Yamaguchi University Japan pp. 243-263

8. WATER ENGINEERING RESOURCES

8.1 Hydraulic Structures Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems Jordaan J.M., University of Pretoria South Africa pp. 265-276
8.2 Wastewater Recycling Reuse and Reclamation Vigneswaran S., University of Technology Australia and Sundaravadivel M. Macquarie University Australia pp. 277-304
8.3 Water and Wastewater Treatment Novitsky E.G. Institute of Chemical Machinary Industry "NIICHIMMASH" Russia and Khamizov R.K. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia pp. 305-325

9. ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESOURCES

9.1 Oil and Natural Gas Sinding-Larsen R. Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway pp. 327-345
9.2 Earth Available Energy and the Sustainable Development of Life Support Systems Brodianskii V.M., Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia pp. 347-381
9.3 Exergy Energy System Analysis and Optimization Frangopoulos C.A., National Technical University. of Athens, Greece pp. 383-401
9.4 Exergy and Life Support Systems Göran Wall, Sweden pp. 403-417
9.5 Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy Gellings C.W., Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA pp. 419-450
9.6 Renewable Energy Sources Charged with Energy from the Sun and Originated from Earth-Moon Interaction Shpilrain E.E. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia pp. 451-475
9.7 Coal Oil Shale Natural Bitumen Heavy Oil and Peat Jinsheng Gao., East China University of Science and Technology, China pp. 477-500
9.8 Meeting Energy Needs in the Twenty-First Century Basu R.N., ARAM International, Calgary, Canada pp. 501-534
9.9 Energy Policy Owen A.D., University of New South Wales, Australia pp. 535-553

10. ENERGY ENGINEERING RESOURCES

10.1 Thermal to Mechanical Energy Conversion Engines and Requirements Favorsky O.N. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia pp. 555-575
10.2 Thermal Power Plants Chaplin R., University of New Brunswick, Canada pp. 577-601
10.3 Air Conditioning - Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality Santamouris M. University of Athens Greece pp. 603-618
10.4 Processing of Primary and Secondary Fuels: Perspective on Petroleum Refining Beltramini J.N., and Lu G.Q.M. University of Queensland, Australia pp. 619-634
10.5 Energy Carriers and Conversion Systems Ohta T., Yokohama National University Japan and Veziroglu T.N. University of Miami, USA pp. 635-655
10.6 Energy Transportation Lee S., University of Missouri, USA pp. 657-672
10.7 Direct Solar Energy Bhattacharya S.C. and Kumar S. Energy Program Asian Institute of Technology Pathumthani Thailand pp. 673-696

11. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND RESOURCES

11.1 Biodiversity: Structure and Function Barthlott W., Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn Abt. Systematik und Biodiversitaet, Germany Linsenmair K.E. Universität Würzburg Theodor-Boveri-Institute for Biosciences Germany and Porembski S. Universität Rostock Institute for Biodiversity Research Germany pp. 697-714
11.2 The Science of Ecology for a Sustainable World Bodini A., University of Parma Italy and Klotz S. Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle Ltd., Germany pp. 715-733
11.3 Marine Ecology Duarte C.M., CSIC-Univ. Illes Balears, Spain pp. 735-755
11.4 Environmental Toxicology and Human Health Satoh T., Chiba University Japan and Inayat-Hussain S-H. Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia pp. 757-780
11.5 Environmental Systems Sydow A., GMD FIRST, Germany pp. 781-798
11.6 Coastal Zones and Estuaries Isla F.I., Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina pp. 799-818
11.7 Anthropogenic Causes of Global Environmental Change Wang W.C. State University of New York USA pp. 819-829
11.8 Interactions: Energy/Environment Goldemberg J., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil pp. 831-842
11.9 Interactions: Food and Agriculture/Environment Lysenko E.G., Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Russia pp. 843-863

12. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING RESOURCES

12.1 Point Sources of Pollution: Local Effects and Its Control Chen J. and Yi Q. Tsinghua University China pp. 865-881
12.2 Engineering Geology Environmental Geology and Mineral Economics Hasan S.E. University of Missouri USA pp. 883-895
12.3 Hazardous Waste Grasso D. and Kahn D.J. Smith College USA and Kaseva M.E. and Mbuligwe S.E. University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), Tanzania pp. 897-926
12.4 Ecological Engineering in the Urban Environment Hadjinicolaou J. Concordia University Canada pp. 927-943
12.5 Environmental Regulations and Standard Setting Nath B., European Centre for Pollution Research UK pp. 945-957

13. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND RESOURCES

13.1 The Role of Food Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries in Human Nutrition Squires V.R., Dry Land Management Consultant, Australia pp. 959-976
13.2 Food Quality and Standards Lasztity R., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary pp. 977-999
13.3 Forests and Forest Plants Owens J.N., University of Victoria Canada and Lund H.G. Forest Information Services, USA pp. 1001-1017
13.4 The Management of Natural Resources in Satisfying the Need of Human Life: The Role of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries in Human Nutrition Ishii R. Nihon University Japan pp. 1019-1034
13.5 Cultivated Plants Primarily as Food Sources Fuleky G. University of Agricultural Sciences Hungary pp. 1035-1057
13.6 Fisheries and Aquaculture: Towards Sustainable Aquatic Living Resources Management Safran, P., Center de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique Pour le Developpement (CIRAD), France pp. 1059-1074
13.7 Agricultural and Molecular Genetic Approaches to Improving Nutrition and Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition Globally Cakmak I. Sabanci University Turkey Graham R.D., University of Adelaide Australia and Welch R.M., Cornell University, USA pp. 1075-1099
13.8 Public Regulation in Food and Agriculture: Goals Constraints Polices Instruments and Disputes Azzam A. University of Nebraska, USA pp. 1101-1113

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14. FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING RESOURCES

14.1 Agricultural Land Improvement: Amelioration and Reclamation Maslov B.S., Russian Academy of Agriculture Sciences ,Russia pp. 1-31
14.2 Agricultural Mechanization & Automation McNulty P. and Grace P.M., University College, Ireland pp. 33-57
14.3 Management of Agricultural Forestry and Fisheries Enterprises Hudson R.J. University of Alberta, Canada pp. 59-71

15. HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

15.1 Sustainable Human Development in the Twenty-First Century: An Evolutionary Perspective Sirageldin I. Johns Hopkins University USA pp. 73-100
15.2 Social and Cultural Development of Human Resources Hamada T. College of William and Mary USA pp. 101-125
15.3 Human Development and Education Tarasova N.P. D., Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Russia and McGettrick B.J. University of Glasgow, UK pp. 127-150
15.4 Environmental Education and Awareness G.A.Yagodin, International University Moscow Russia and OganessianK.S. Department for the Problems of Sustainable Development D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology Russia pp. 151-166
15.5 Human Resources and their Development Marquardt M.J., George Washington University USA and Mtshontshi V. Institute for Partnerships between Education and Business, South Africa  pp. 167-193
15.6 Human Resource System Challenge: Major Potentially Disadvantaged People Barbieri-Masini E. Gregorian University Italy pp. 195-212

16. NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

16.1 Earth System: History and Natural Variability Cilek V. Academy of Sciences Czech Republic and Smith R.H. Phonetics Laboratory UK pp. 213-233
16.2 Natural Resource System Challenge: Climate Change Human Systems and Policy Yotova A., National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology Bulgaria pp. 235-260
16.3 Natural Resources of the World Arocena J., and Driscoll K.G. University of Northern British Columbia, Canada pp. 261-290
16.4 Natural and Human Induced Hazards Yong C., China Seismological Bureau China pp. 291-310
16.5 Natural Resource System Challenge: Oceans and Aquatic Ecosystems Wolanski E. Australian Institute of Marine Science Australia pp. 311-324
16.6 Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management Gherardi F. Universita di Firenze Italy Corti C. University of Florence Italy and Gualtieri M. Universita di Firenze Italy pp. 325-362
16.7 Non-renewable Resources Suslick S.B. and Machado I.F. State University of Campinas Brazil pp. 363-381
16.8 Land Cover and Land Use Verheye W.H., University of Gent, Belgium pp. 383-409

17. DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES

17.1 Introduction to Sustainable Development Bell D.V.J., and Cheung Y-k.A., York University Canada pp. 411-440
17.2 The Evolving Economics of War and Peace Galbraith J.K., University of Texas, USA pp. 441-446
17.3 Economics Interactions with Other Disciplines Gowdy J.M., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA pp. 447-458
17.4 Principles of Sustainable Development Caldwell L.K., Indiana University, USA pp. 459-483
17.5 Welfare Economics and Sustainable Development Ng Y.K. and Wills I. Monash University Australia pp. 485-506
17.6 Dimensions of Sustainable Development Seidler R., and Bawa K.S., University of Massachusetts, USA pp. 507-518
17.7 International Economics Finance and Trade Sgro P.M., Deakin University Australia pp. 519-539
17.8 Environment and Development Lu A., Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China pp. 541-558
17.9 Global Transformations and World Futures: Knowledge Economy and Society Inayatullah S.T. Queensland University of Technology Australia pp. 559-572

18. INSTITUTIONAL AND INFRASTRUCTURAL RESOURCES

18.1 Institutional Issues Involving Ethics and Justice Elliot R.C. Sunshine Coast University Australia pp. 573-590
18.2 International Relations Wiener J. University of Kent at Canterbury UK and Schrire R.A. University of Cape Town South Africa pp. 591-610
18.3 The Role of International Law and Institutions Schwabach A. Thomas Jefferson School of Law USA and Cockfield A.J. Queen's University Canada pp. 611-625
18.4 Democratic Global Governance: Issues Resources Opportunities Murphy I.L. Consultant USA pp. 627-644
18.5 Conflict Resolution Hipel K.W. University of Waterloo, Canada pp. 645-664
18.6 Institutional and Infrastructure Resource Issues: Conventions Treaties and other Responses to Global Issues Kutting G.M. University of Aberdeen UK pp. 665-683
18.7 Culture of Peace Mayor F. UNESCO, France pp. 685-692
18.8 International Security Heurlin B. University of Copenhagen Denmark and Kristensen K.S. Danish Institute of International Affairs, Denmark pp. 693-719
18.9 Institutional and Infrastructure Resources: National and Regional Institutions and Infrastructures Harrison N.E. University of Wyoming, USA pp. 721-746

19. TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

19.1 Systems Engineering and Management for Sustainable Development Sage A.P. George Mason University USA pp. 747-788
19.2 The Sustainable Built Environment Kim J.J. University of Michigan USA pp. 789-809
19.3 Science and Technology Policy Arvanitis R. Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) France pp. 811-847
19.4 Knowledge Management Organizational Intelligence and Learning and Complexity Kiel L.D. The University of Texas USA pp. 849-874
19.5 Globalization of Technology: Issues in Technology Transfer and Technological Capability Building Reddy P. Lund University Sweden pp. 875-888
19.6 World3 and Strategem: History Goals Assumptions Implications Meadows D.L. Institute for Policy University of New Hampshire USA pp. 889-899
19.7 Integrated Global Models of Sustainable Development Onishi A. Centre for Global Modeling Japan pp. 901-920
19.8 Systems Analysis and Modeling of Integrated World Systems Livchits V.N. and Sadovsky V.N. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia and Tokarev V.V. Moscow State University, Russia pp. 921-940
19.9 The Ethics of Science Matsuura K. UNESCO France pp. 941-947
19.10Transformations of Social and Ecological Issues into Transdisciplinary Research Becker E. Institute for Social-Ecological research (ISOE) Frankfurt am Main, Germany pp. 949-963
19.11 Evaluation of Transdisciplinary Research Krott M. University of Göttingen Germany pp. 965-973

20. REGIONAL REVIEWS

20.1 An Overview of Sustainable Development in Africa Boon E.K. Free University Brussels Belgium pp. 975-988
20.2 Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Brazil Sanchez L.E. University of Sao Paulo Brazil pp. 989-1018
20.3 Canada and the United States of America: Overview of the Physical and Human Dimensions of Life Support Systems Nkemdirim L.C. University of Calgary Canada and Draper D. Canada pp. 1019-1042
20.4 Regional Sustainable Development Review: China Honglie S. Cheng S.K. and Min Q.W. Chinese Academy of Sciences China pp. 1043-1065
20.5 Regional Sustainable Development Review: Japan Himiyama Y. Hokkaido University of Education Japan pp. 1067-1086
20.6 Regional Sustainable Development Review: Russia Laverov N.P. Russian Academy of Sciences Russia pp. 1087-1114