Earth System: History and Natural Variability

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Vaclav Cilek
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Earth System: History and Natural Variability theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management, in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Earth System: History and Natural Variability with contributions from distinguished experts in the field, presents a description of the cosmic environment around our planet influencing the Earth in a number of ways through variation of solar energy or meteorite impacts. The structure of the Earth and its rocks, waters and atmosphere is described. The Theme focuses on geological and evolutionary processes through the history of Earth's epochs and biomes since the Early Earth to the Quaternary. The unifying processes between the Earth's life and its rocks, waters and atmosphere are global natural cycles of carbon, sulfur and other elements that connect and influence the rate of geological processes, climate change, biological evolution and human economy.

These five volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Vaclav Cilek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Geology, Academy of Science of Czech Republic in Prague. From 1970 to 1974 he studied at the Mining Institute in Pribram. He then joined the Department of Economic Geology at Charles University in Prague, where he studied the uranium deposits of the Czech Republic. In 1980 he went to the Institute of Geology of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Science and was asked to cooperate in the Interkosmos Programme, which was primarily involved in the study of lunar rocks brought back by Russian satellites. He spent much of his free time in caving and karst research and the study of karst infillings finally brought him in 1990 to Quaternary geology. He is principally interested in environmental changes and climatic oscillations in the Holocene and in several of the last glacial cycles. V. Cilek teaches courses on what he calls “Cultural geology.” He is the author of about 120 papers, and has participated in about twelve books including two textbooks concerning mostly environmental topics such as atmosphere protection and landscape evolution

Table of Contents (60 Chapters)
  • 1. Earth System: History and Natural Variability

    Vaclav Cilek,Rachel H. Smith
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Universe as the Earth's Environment

    Hartmut Schulz
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Historical Overview of the Universe

    Hartmut Schulz
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Early Earth

    W. Bleeker
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 5. History of The Sun

    P. Kotrč
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Cosmic Influences on The Earth

    Petr Pravec,Pavel Kotrc,Karel Kudela
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Earth System: Structure, Dynamics, and Materials

    J. B. Murphy,J. Dostal,R. D. Nance
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 8. The Geosphere

    J. Dostal,J. B. Murphy,R. D. Nance
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Internal Forces And Their Influence on The Earth's Surface

    Plašienka D.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Time in the Geological Past of Earth

    Petr Štorch
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 11. Mineralogy

    M. Novák
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 12. Volcanic and Magmatic Rocks

    J. Ulrych and V. Cajz
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 13. Metamorphic Rocks

    J. B. Murphy,J. Dostal,R. D. Nance
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 14. Sedimentary Rocks

    Adamovič J.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 15. Soils

    Nicolas Fedoroff
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 16. Fluids in Geological Processes

    O. Šráček,J. Zachariáš
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 17. Atmosphere and Climate

    Václav Cílek,
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 18. Non-renewable Resources

    S. B. Suslick and I. F. Machado
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 19. Processes that Shape the Surface of Earth

    Noble M.A.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 20. Plate Tectonics and Landform Evolution

    D. Plašienka
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 21. Coastal and Marine Processes

    S.J. Williams
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 22. Rivers and Lakes

    Dollar E.S.J.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 23. Glacial And Periglacial Landforms, Processes and Environments

    J. Kalvoda
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 24. Wind Action

    M. Frechen
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 25. Weathering and Development of Chemically Mature Soils

    Nicolas Fedoroff
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 26. History of the Earth

    J. B. Murphy,J. Dostal,R. D. Nance
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 27. Proterozoic History

    F. Mengel
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 28. Paleozoic History

    R. Mikuláš,I. Chlupáč
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 29. Mesozoic History

    Michalík J
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 30. Tertiary History

    Donald R. Prothero
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 31. Quaternary History

    E. A. Oches
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 32. Life on Earth

    D.J. Nash,D. Storch
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 33. Origin and Establishment of Life on Earth

    A. Markoš
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 34. Evolutionary Mechanisms and Processes

    J. Flegr
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 35. Global Biodiversity and Its Variation in Space and Time

    D. Storch
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 36. Past Global Crises

    J. Hladil
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 37. Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Terrestrial Systems

    Kuester H.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 38. Tropical Rain Forests

    R.J. Morley
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 39. Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Temperate Forests

    Willis K.J.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 40. Boreal Forest, Tundra, and Peat Bogs

    Sheila Hicks
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 41. Arid Lands: Challenges and Hopes

    Barakat H.N.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 42. Mountains

    Jeník J.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 43. Grasslands and Savannas

    Ford P.L.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 44. Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Aquatic Systems

    H. Kuester
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 45. Open Oceans

    Mikuláš R.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 46. Shelf Seas

    Harries P.J.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 47. Major Coastal and Tidal Ecosystems

    Robbins L.L
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 48. Evolution and Function of Coral Reef Ecosystems

    Hallock P.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 49. Evolution and Function of Freshwater Ecosystems

    Pokorný P.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 50. Epeiric Seas: A Continental Extension of Shelf Biotas

    Harries P.J.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 51. Global Natural Cycles

    Megonigal J.P.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 52. Mass and Energy: Interactions of the Earth System

    J. B. Murphy,J. Dostal,R. D. Nance
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 53. Biogeochemical Cycling of Macronutrients

    Ochiai E-I.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 54. Biogeochemical Cycling of Micronutrients and other Elements

    Ochiai E-I.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 55. Trace Elements and Contaminants

    Navrátil T. and Minařík L.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 56. Earth as a Self-Regulating System

    Lenton T.M.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 57. Mineral Resources for Life Support

    Machado I.F. and Suslick S.B.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 58. Environmental Structure and Function: Earth System

    Nikita Glazovsky
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 59. Vladimir Vernadsky:Cosmos, Earth, Life, Man, Reason - From Biosphere to Noosphere

    Inar I. Mochalov
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 2
  • 60. Biogeochemistry

    Inar I. Mochalov
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
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