Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)

http://www.eolss.net
Source: http://www.eolss.net
Year: 2008

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Abstract:

The World's largest source of knowledge on the subject of sustainable development was officially released by the UNESCO Director General on the 3rd September 2002 during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. With contributions from more than 6000 scholars,this Internet-based archive will be regularly updated and made available free of charge to universities in the least developed countries and disadvantaged individuals worldwide. The EOLSS is a knowledge base that addresses all the myriad aspects of sustainable development from ecological issues to human security. EOLSS covers roughly 200 themes, each managed by an internationally recognized expert in the field. Each theme comprises an overview chapter of about 30 pages that is addressed to the general reader. This is followed by five to eight ‘topic level chapters', of about 20 pages, intended for university students specializing in the field. Every topic includes another five to eight articles on the latest advances and findings in the subject, as well as indications of future trends. The themes are organized under the following major subject categories: 1. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2. Mathematical Sciences 3. Biological and Medical Sciences 4. Social Sciences and Humanities 5. Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 6. Chemical Sciences 7. Water Science and Resources 8. Water Engineering Resources 9. Energy Science and Resources 10. Energy Engineering Resources 11. Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Resources 12. Environmental Engineering Resources 13. Agricultural Sciences and Resources 14. Food and Agricultural Engineering Resource 15. Human Resources Policy and Management 16. Natural Resources Policy and Management 17. Development and Economic Resources 18. Institutional and Infrastructural Resources 19. Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources 20. Regional Reviews



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