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UNESCO - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM - SAMPLE CHAPTERS
 
  

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences
Biotechnology
Tropical Biology and Conservation
Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences
Social sciences and Humanities
Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Chemical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Water sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resource
Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Human Resources Policy, Development and Management
Natural Resources Policy and Management
Development and Economic Sciences
Institutional and Infrastructural Resources
Technology, Information and Systems Management Resources
Area Studies(Regional Sustainable Development Reviews)





 
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Thermodynamic Properties Of Seawater
Composition And Structure Of The Atmosphere
Chemistry Of The Atmosphere
Snow Cover
Pedosphere Is The Soil Cover Of The Earth (Is The Earth’s Mantle Of Soil)
Genesis Of Soils And Factors Of The Soil Formation
Diversity And Systematization Of Soils
Geography And Structure Of The World Soil Cover (Pedosphere)
Plants And Soil Moisture
Soil Biota
Environmental Structure And Function: Climate System
Airmasses And Fronts
Extratropical Cyclones And Anticyclones
Principal Weather Systems In Subtropical And Tropical Zones
Principal Weather Systems In Temperate And Continental Zones
Principal Weather Systems In Polar Zones
Short-Term Weather Forecasting
Long-Range Weather Forecasting
Scientific Weather Modification
Classification Of The Climate Of The Earth
Methods Of Climate Classification
Objective Empiric Classifications Of Earth’s Climate
Genetic Classifications Of Earth’s Climate
Applied Classifications Of Earth’s Climate
Climate Zones And Types
Low-Latitude Climate Zones And Climate Types
Middle-Latitude Climate Zones And Climate Types
High-Latitude Climate Zones And Climate Types
High-Altitude Climate Zones And Climate Types
Local Climates
Factors Controlling Local Climate
Urban Climate: The Most Important Modified
Forest Climates
Island Climates
History Of The Earth’s Climatic Changes
History Of Planetary And Geological Factors
History Of Atmospheric Composition
Global Climatic Catastrophes (Volcanism And Impact Events)
Changes In Biogeochemical Cycles
Greenhouse Gases, Aerosols And Ozone Layer
Carbon Dioxide
Methane
Halocarbons
Nitrous Oxide
Tropospheric Ozone And Related Trace Gases
Physics Of Aerosols And Their Effect On Climate
Reduction Of The Ozone Layer
Natural Disasters
Geological Catastrophes
The Nature Of Earthquakes
Earthquake Parameters Including Strong Earthquakes
Induced Seismicity
Seismic Zoning
Seismological Observations And Geodynamic Zoning Predictions
Tsunamis: Causes, Consequences, Prediction And Response
Volcanism: Geological And Geographic Perspectives
Volcanism: Geological And Geographic Perspectives
Climate-Related Hazards
Droughts: Causes, Distribution, And Consequences
Dry Winds, Dust Storms, And Prevention Of Damage To Agricultural Land
Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons And Tornadoes
Natural Hazards Caused By Solid Precipitation
Classification Of Floods
Floods And Soil Erosion
Flood Control For Specific Types Of Floods
Forest Fires and Dynamics of Forest Cover
Fires In Steppes And Savannas
Sub-Surface Peat Fires
Mountain Disasters
Land Slides And Rock Falls
Mudflows
Snow Avalanches
Ice Slides And Glacier Surges
Types Of Environmental Models
Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems
Tsunamis: Causes, Consequences, Prediction And Response
Geographical Education: How Human-Environment-Society Processes Work
A History of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
High Energy Astronomy From the Ground
Observatories in Space
Explorations In Space: Astronomy In The Space Age
The Motion Of Celestial Bodies
Our Sun: The Nearest Star
Planets Of Our Solar System
Extra-Solar Planetary Systems
The Physics Of Stars
Single Star
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Active Galactic Nuclei
Dark Matter
Expansion Of The Universe - Standard Big Bang Model
“Let there be Light”: The Emergence of Structure Out of the Dark Ages in the Early Universe
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Chemical Enrichment Of The Universe By Stars
Environmental Challenges In Astronomy
Climate And Weather Of The Sun - Earth System
Geography
Foundations Of Geography
Main Stages Of Development Of Geography
Theory And Methods In Geography
Geographical Education
Physical Geography
Geomorphology
Climate As Life-Support Systems: A Climatological Overview
Hydrology
Biogeography
Soil Geography
Coastal Systems
The Ocean System
Mountain Geoecology. The Evolution Of Intellectually-Based Scholarship Into A Political Force For Sustainable Mountain Development
Natural Hazards
Land Degradation And Desertification: History, Nature, Causes, Consequences, And Solutions
Human Geography
Population Geography
Cultural And Social Geography
Agricultural And Rural Geography
Geography Of Industry And Transport
Geography Of Economic Activities
Urban Geography
Medical Geography
Political Geography
Geography Of Tourism
Regional Geography
Technical Geography : Core Concepts in the Mapping Sciences
Geodesy And Topography
Mapping And Atlas Production
Remote Sensing Systems
Geographical Information Systems
Modeling Geographical Systems And Prediction
Zoogeography: An Ecological Perspective
Environmental Historical Geography: A Review
Geology
The Organized Earth
The Composition Of Earth: Rocks And Minerals
Using The Earth To Measure Time
Earth As A Planet
The Evolution Of Landscape
The Hazardous Earth
Tectonics and Geodynamics
Geodynamics: Recent Advances In Quantitative Modeling Of Compressional Orogens
Plate Tectonics
Rheology Of Rocks In Natural Tectonic Processes
Geochronology
Structural Geology
Neotectonics
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Occurrence, Texture, And Classification Of Igneous Rocks
The Mantle And Its Products
Processes Of Magma Evolution And Magmatic Suites
Role Of Fluids In Igneous Petrogenesis
Origin, Texture, And Classification Of Metamorphic Rocks
Pressure, Temperature, Fluid Pressure Conditions Of Metamorphism
Ultrametamorphism And Crustal Anatexis
Behavior Of Trace Elements During Magma Genesis And Evolution
Applications Of Isotopes To Igneous Petrogenesis
Mantle Dynamics And Plate Kinematics
Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology
Sedimentation And Sedimentary Rocks
Stratigraphy And Relative Geochronology
Global Sedimentary Geology
Evolutionary Paleontology
Introduction to the Mineralogical Sciences
The Crystal Structure Of Minerals
Modern XRD Methods In Mineralogy
Analytical Techniques For Elemental Analysis Of Minerals
Thermodynamics Of Minerals And Mineral Reactions
Experimental Mineralogy And Mineral Physics
Ore Mineralogy
Applied Mineralogy And The Industrial Use Of Minerals
Characteristics of Mineral Deposits
Economic Minerals: A Review Of Their Characteristics And Occurrence
Iron And Manganese Ore Deposits: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, And Economic Geology
Chromite – Platinum-Group Element Magmatic Deposits
Geology Of Base-Metal Deposits
Gold Deposits
Types Of Nonmetallic Ore-Minearl Resources
Mineral Resources: Nature’s Most Versatile Life Support Systems
Geology Of Europe
The Geological Evolution Of Africa
Geology Of Asia
The Geology Of Australia
The Geology Of North America
The Geology Of South America
The Geology Of Antarctica
Coal, Oil, and Gas for the Twenty-First Century
Petroleum (Oil And Gas) Geology And Resources
Coal Geology And Resources
Coal Exploration And Mining Geology
Methods Of Exploration And Production Of Petroleum Resources
Introduction: Environmental And Engineering Geology
Environmental Geology And Planning
Natural Hazards And The Environment
Soils And The Environment
Water Resources And The Environment
Mining And The Environment
Waste And The Environment
Land Evaluation And Site Assessment
Geology And Construction
Groundwater: Planning And Protection
Radar Meteorology In The Tropics
Satellite Meteorology
Physical Meteorology
Tropical Synoptic Meteorology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction And Tropical Climate
Meteorology Of The Tropical Stratosphere
Intraseasonal Oscillation
South China Seas Meteorology
Middle East Meteorology
Meteorological Hazards In The Tropics: Severe Convective Storms And Flash Floods
Mathematical Modeling Of Atmospheric Processes
Geophysics And Geochemistry
Foundations Of Geophysics And Geochemistry
Branches Of Geophysics
Geophysical Phenomena And Processes
Geochemistry:Branches,Processese,Phenomena
Geophysical Systems
Continents On The Move
Tectonic Processes
Tectonic And Surface Processes Interaction
Geophysical Processes And Human Activities
Terrestrial Heat Flow
Structure And Function Of Marine Shoreline Ecosystems
Seismology And Volcanology
Continental Crust
The Oceanic Lithosphere
Mantle And Core Of The Earth
Earthquake Ground Motion
Earthquake Mechanics
Frequency And Severity Of Earthquakes:Earthquake And Volcanic Event Predition
Volcanology: Volcanic Activities, Chemistry And Effects On Environment
Geomagnetism And Geoelectricty
The Earth's Magnetic Field
Electric Field Of The Earth
Rockmagnetism And Paleomagnetism
Magnetohydrodynamics Of The Earth’s Core
Aeronomy And The Magnetosphere
Aeronomic Phenomena
Specific Features Of The High Atmosphere
Ionosphere And Upper Atmosphere Research With Radars
Magnetosphere And Its Coupling To Lower Layers
Gravimetry
Earth’s Gravity Field
Gravimetric Measurement Techniques
Applications Of Gravimetry And Methods Of Survey
Gravity Anomalies
Geochemistry And Cosmochemistry
Geochemical Origins Of The Earth
Gaseous Geochemical Cycle
Sedimentary Geochemistry
Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Environmental Geochemistry
Cosmochemistry
Planetology-Comparative Planetology Of Earth-Like Planets And Astrology
The Solar System
Comparative Planetology
Planetary Satellites,Asteroids,Comets And Metors
Solar Wind Anr Interplanetary Magnetic Field
Computational Geodynamics for Seismic Hazard Analysis and Earthquake Prediction
Oceanography
The Oceans
The Open Oceans
Continental Margins And Marginal Seas
Role Of The Ocenas In Global Cycles Of Carbon And Nutrients
Role Of The Oceans In The Global Climate System
Physical Oceanography
Sea Water Properties, Water Masses, And Global Scale Currents
Air-Sea Interactions
Waves In The Oceans
Sea - Ice Interactions
Synoptic/Mesoscale Process
Fronts And Mixing Processes
Coastal Oceanography
Chemistry of the Oceans
General Chemistry Of Seawater
Nutrient Cycling In The Oceans
Carbonate Chemistry Of The Oceans
Natural And Anthropogenic Radionuclides
Human Pertubations
Non-Radioactive Ocean Pollution
Biological Oceanography
Oceans As Major Reservoirs Of Protein
Marine Biogeochemical Cycles: Effects On Climate And Response To Climate Change
Marine Biodiversity
Models And Functioning Of Marine Ecosystems
Littoral Zone
Deep Sea Benthos, Contrasting Ecosystems
Geological Oceanography: Introduction And Historical Perspective
Morphology Of Ocean Floor And Plate Tectonics
Seismic Imaging In The Oceans
Mining And Oil Exploration In The Oceans And Seas
Coral Reefs as a Life Supporting System
Coral Reef Ecosystems: An Overview Of Their Structure And Function
Biological Dynamics of Coral Reefs
Coral Reef Biodiversity
The Productivity Of Corals
Effects Of Climate Change On Coral Reefs
Human Uses Of The Oceans
Human Use And Ocean Circulation
Ocean Regeneration
Coral Reef Regeneration
Management Options For Ocean Conservation
Management Options For Coral Reef Conservation
Ocean Engineering
Field Measurements
Marine Structures And Materials
Naval Architecture
Ocean Energy
Mariculture Engineering (Sea Farming Systems)
Underwater Acoustics
Harbors And Navigation
Modeling The Ocean System In A Sustainable Development Perspective
Nested Interdisciplinary Three-Dimensional Model Of The Marine System
Mathematical And Numerical Geohydrodynamic Models
Modeling Biogeochemical Processes In Marine Ecosystems
Geoinformatics
Sample Data And Survey
Geographic Information Systems In Biogeography And Landscape Ecology
Landform And Earth Surface
Land Hydrology
Field Geology
Remote Sensing And Environmental Monitoring
Physical Basis Of Remote Sensing
Field Spectroscopy
Satellite Remote Sensing
Imaging Spectrometry
Radar Remote Sensing
Nasa Earth Science Enterprise: A New Window On Our World
Statistical Analysis In The Geosciences
Spatial Data Handling And GIS
Classification And Fuzzy Sets
Geostatistical Analysis Of Spatial Data
Stochastic Modelling Of Spatio-Temporal Phenomena In Earth Sciences
International Cooperation For Data Acquisition And Use
Global Data Networks In The Environmental And Life Sciences
Developments In Global Land Cover Mapping
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Spatio-Temporal Information Systems
Conceptual Modeling Of Geographic Applications
Spatial Query Languages
Geographical Information Applications Over The Net
Precision Farming And Geographic Systems
Biodiversity Information Management
Issues In Spatio-Temporal Database Systems: Data Models, Languages And Moving Objects
Interacting With GIS: From Paper Cartography To Virtual Environments
Detail Filtering In Geographic Information Visualization
Human-Information Interaction: Technology And Theory
Cartographic Generalization : Interface Issues
Interaction Issues And Decision Support In Intelligent GIS
Spatial Data Management: Topic Overview
GIS Project Planning And Implementation
Geographic Information Legal Issues
Spatial Data Quality
Spatial Data Standards
GIS And Society
Introduction to Spatial Decision Support System
Web-Based Spatial Decision Support: Technical Foundations And Applications
Integrative Data Structures For Collaborative Modeling And Visualisation In Spatial Decision Support Systems
SDSS In The Management Of Forest Resources
Spatial Decision Support For Subsidized Housing Location And Residential Mobility
GIS Interoperability, from Problems to Solutions
Using Ontologies For Geographic Information Intergration
Geospatial Interoperability : The Ogc Perspective



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