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Geochemistry and the Biosphere: Essays by Vladimir I. Vernadsky

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Geochemistry and the Biosphere is a meticulously edited, reader accessible, first English translation of the Russian essays by Vladimir I. Vernadsky (1863-1945). Vernadsky is the highly venerated father of several geo-based disciplines, including geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology. He wrote the first scientific theory about the "biosphere," the life zone of ...more
Paperback, 427 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Synergetic Press
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"Scientific thought is both individual and social. It is in- separable from Man. Not even in his deepest levels of ab- straction can an individual transcend the realm of his ex- istence. Science has a real existence, and like Man himself, is most closely and inextricably bound to the noösphere. The individual is obliterated— “decomposed”—when he goes beyond the logical grasp of his intellect.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Верна́дский; Ukrainian: Володи́мир Іва́нович Верна́дський; 12 March [O.S. 28 February] 1863 – 6 January 1945) was a Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology, and was a founder of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (now National Academy ...more
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