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Man and the Geosphere

Edited By: Igor V Florinsky

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Feb 2010 | #184555 | ISBN-13: 9781608763870
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Humankind is under the permanent influence of the geological environment. Roles of some geological biotropic factors, such as volcanic explosions, strong earthquakes, and geochemical anomalies, have been well studied. Little is known about biotropic effects of the Earth's fluid degassing, geomagnetic activity, natural background radiation, fluid migration and gas emission within fault zones, mild seismicity, cyclicity of tectonic and climatic processes, etc. This book is the first attempt to synthesise the interdisciplinary knowledge on all geogenic factors influencing humans, society, and civilisation. The book consists of two parts. The first part represents the state-of-the-art in the field of geo-bio-interactions. The second part of the book introduces particular examples of the influence of the geological environment on the biosphere and anthroposphere. The scientific intrigue of the book resides in the fact that most geogenic biotropic factors are functions or manifestations of two 'meta-agents' - the deep degassing of the Earth and the geomagnetic field - which are generated by processes in the liquid outer core.


Preface; Fluid evolution of the Earth & origin of the biosphere; Role of isotopes in the biosphere; Geochemical anomalies: Sickness & health; Geopsychology: Geophysical matrix & human behavior; Intraspecific variability of plants: The impact of active local faults; Pathogenic effect of fault zones in the urban environment; Health of people living in a seismically active region; Sacred places & geophysical activity; Tectonic & climatic rhythms & the development of society; Hydrogen degassing of the Earth: Natural disasters & the biosphere; Index

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