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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biosphere and environmental safety /
Author Osipov, V. I.,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1030900490
ISBN 9783319912585; 3319912585; 3030082091; 9783030082093
Subjects Biosphere. ; Natural resources--Management. ; Population--Environmental aspects. ; Environmental protection. ; Climatic changes. ; Natural disasters.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QH343.4.O8513 2019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/13/2020
Collation ix, 53 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The biosphere is the sphere of life not yet completely understood -- How many of us will there be? Earth's population -- Technogenesis and its influence on the state of the biosphere -- "Population load." The human adaptation corridor -- What happens to climate? -- Life and natural disasters risk -- Market economy and ecology -- Protection of nature and nature management. Environmental security -- Nature as a living soul. Ethical aspect -- The future of civilization. V.I. Verndasky and the noosphere -- Conclusion. "This book analyses the state of the natural environment and the causes of its degradation using the biosphere approach. Further, those issues that must be resolved immediately on the global level are identified following the ideas defined by V.I. Vernadsky, and new principles of Man-Nature interaction are pursued. The modern world currently faces three global trends inducing biosphere degradation and the aggravation of ecological hazards, namely: a) rapid and uncontrolled growth of human population on the Earth and insufficient natural resources to sustain it; (b) technogenesis development; and (c) global climate change and the aggravation of natural disasters. Ecological safety and military security are becoming the crucial conditions for the survival of modern civilization. To mitigate the ecological strain on the Earth, the technogenesis strategy should be changed and many other pressing issues must be resolved. These problems should be addressed using the biosphere approach, because the individual human being is the biosphere constituent, and his or her safety cannot be provided without maintaining the entire natural system on our planet." -- Back cover