Vladimir Vernadsky (1863-1945) was a Russian geochemist and mineralogist who is considered to be one of the founders of geochemistry and biogeochemistry. This complete translation of his ground-breaking work, The Biosphere, is essential reading for anyone looking to comprehend the nature of the Earth in its planetary, cosmic scale.
The term “biosphere” which is much used today was first introduced to scientific world in 1926 when Vernadsky published a monumental research paper entitled “The Biosphere” (first published in English in 1984 by Synergetic Press). Vernadsky continued to work on theory of the biosphere till the end of his life.This definitive edition of Vernadsky’s ‘The Biosphere”, also includes the translation of his second major book written near the end of his life entitled “Essays in Geochemistry. This combined publication offers the English-speaking reader the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of Vernadsky’s comprehensive thinking.