"The Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) presents a comprehensive, authoritative, and integrated body of knowledge of life support systems. It is a forward-looking publication, designed as a global guide to professional practice, education, and heightened social awareness of critical life support issues. The EOLSS is developed as a dependable source of knowledge for use in human endeavors aimed at development of remedial measures to counter the current practices, which imperil the Earth's essential life support systems. Natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and technology, and management policies for sustainable use of life support systems are emphasized, together with issues of global change and their ecological, economic, social, ethical, cultural, and political dimensions. The EOLSS is intended to enhance the systematic development of knowledge that is essential for global stability, security, and peace. In particular, the EOLSS presents perspectives from worldwide regions and cultures, and is free from geographic, racial, cultural, political, gender, age, or religious bias."
Inspired by stirring words of the teenager Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the first UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 1992 and Johan Galtung, Richard E. Smalley, Amy Goodman, Linus Pauling, Nelson Mandela, Noam Chomsky, Federico Mayor, and the lives and works of many great human beings such as: Abd al-Rahman Abu Zaid ibn Khaldun, Abraham Lincoln, Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haitham, Abu Ali al-Hussain ibn Sina (Avicenna), Abu Nasr al-Farabi, Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu'l Fath' Abd al-Rahman al-Khazini, Abul Qasim al-Iraqi, Adam Smith, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, al-Battani (Albategnius), Ali ibn Al Abbas Al-Majusi, Albert Einstein, al-Biruni, Alexander Grothendieck, Alexandervon Humboldt, Al-Farghani (Alfraganus), Al-Ghazali, Al-Hazen, Ali ibn al-Abbas al-Majusi, Al-Khazini, Al-Zarqali, Archimedes, Andrey Markov, Aristotle, Aryabhata, Ashoka The Great, Barak Obama, Bernhard Riemann, Bertrand Russell, Bháscara Áchárya, Bill Clinton, Brahmagupta, Carl F.Gauss, Charles Darwin, Che Guevara, Cyrus The Great, Darius The Great, David Hilbert, Dmitri Mendeleyev, Euclid, Francis Bacon, G.W. Leibniz, Galileo Galilei, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Gottfried Leibniz, Henri Poincaré, Hunain ibn Ishaq, Ibn al-Haytham, Ibn Rušd (Averroes), ibn Tufail, ibn Yunus, Isaac Newton, Ivan Pavlov, Hugo Chavez, J.L. Lagrange, Jabir Ibn Hayyan, Johannes Kepler, Julius Nyerere, Karl Marx, Kwame Nkrumah, Lev Landau, Lev Pontryagin, Leonardo da Vinci, Leonhard Euler, Madhava, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mao Zedong, Mother Teresa, Muhammad ibn Jabir al-Harrani al-Battani, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khawarizmi, Muhammad ibn Zakariyya ar Razi, Nicolaus Copernicus, Nikola Tesla, Nikolai Kondratiev, Nikolay Basov, Paracelsus, Pafnuti Chebyshev, Patrice Lumumba, Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt, Pierre de Fermat, Pythagoras, Qutab al-Din Shirazi, Rabindranath Tagore, René Descartes, Rigoberta Menchú, Robert Boyle, Roger Bacon, Sergey Brin, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, Thabit ibn Qurrah, Thomas Browne, Vasile M. Popov, Vladamir Arnold, Vladimir Komarov, Vladimir Vernadsky, Umar ibn Al-Khattab, Ummar Khayyam, Zhores Alferov, Zhang Heng, Zhang Zhongjing, Zu Chongzhi, Li Daoyuan, Sun Simiao, Shen Kuo, Guo Shoujing, Xu Guangqi, Song Yingxing etc.