Series: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences

This series aims to provide a forum for in-depth works on current, topical issues in the interdisciplinary area of earth and environmental sciences, that are too great in scope for individual journal articles or thematic issues. Studies in which the links between geological sciences, human activities and the environment are discussed are especially appropriate for inclusion in this series. Research monographs, edited volumes, advance level textbooks as well as proceedings volumes are included in Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Book Series: Evolution of Earth and its Climate

Most recent volume

Volume 10. Evolution of Earth and its Climate

Published: 29th October 2010 Authors: O.G. Sorokhtin G.V. Chilingarian N.O. Sorokhtin

The book reviews the current physical theory of Earth's global evolution, its origin, structure and composition, the process of Earth's core formation, Earth's energy, and the nature of its tectonomagnetic activity. The book also deals with the origin of the Moon and its influence on our planet's evolution. Based on the integral positions of this theory, the book analyzes the issues of the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, and the conception and evolution of life on Earth. The monograph also reviews the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect developed by the authors, and the effects of nitrogen-consuminging bacteria and of periodic changes in the precession angle on its climate. In particular, these effects cause the onset and periodicity of ice ages and a significant climate warming during the periods of supercontinent appearance (like Pangaea in the Mid-Mesozoic).

Additional volumes

Volume 9. The Fly River, Papua New Guinea

Published: 5th December 2008 Editor: Barrie Bolton

Volume 8. Antarctic Climate Evolution

Published: 10th October 2008 Editors: Fabio Florindo Martin Siegert

Volume 7. Adsorption of Metals by Geomedia II

Published: 17th December 2007 Editors: Mark Barnett Douglas Kent

Volume 6. Climate, Environment, and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium

Published: 6th September 2007 Author: Patrick Nunn

Volume 5. Global Warming and Global Cooling

Published: 2nd July 2007 Authors: O.G. Sorokhtin Leonid F. Khilyuk Ph.D. G.V. Chilingarian

Volume 4. Mediterranean Climate Variability

Published: 10th May 2006 Editors: P. Lionello Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli R. Boscolo

Volume 3. Oil Pollution and its Environmental Impact in the Arabian Gulf Region

Published: 11th November 2005 Editors: M. Al-Azab W. El-Shorbagy S. Al-Ghais

Volume 2. Medical Geology

Published: 31st March 2004 Author: Miomir Komatina

Volume 1. Geosciences, Environment and Man

Published: 28th August 2003 Editor: H. Chamley