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Past, Present and Future of a Habitable Earth

The Development Strategy of Earth Science 2021 to 2030

  • Offers roadmap of the fundamental research on Earth Sciences for the next decade

  • Acts as a White Paper for making the Earth a habitable home

  • Is contributed by a group of leading authors from the national think-tank

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview

    • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Scientific Perspectives: Challenges for Human Cognition

    • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science
    Pages 11-36Open Access
  4. Basic Scientific Issues Relating to Earth Habitability

    • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science
    Pages 37-55Open Access
  5. Scientific and Technological Support: Fundamental Theoretical Issues with Revolutionary Technologies

    • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science
    Pages 57-85Open Access
  6. Realization: Intersectionality, Integration, Collaboration, and Cooperation

    • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science
    Pages 87-90Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 91-97

About this book

This perspective of this book views Earth's various layers as a whole system, and tries to understand how to achieve harmony and sustainable development between human society and nature, with the theme of " habitability of the Earth." This book is one effort at providing an overview of some of the recent exciting advances Chinese geoscientists have made. It is the concerted team effort of a group of researchers from diverse backgrounds to generalize their vision for Earth science in the next 10 years. The book is intended for scholars, administrators of the Science and Technology policy department, and science research funding agencies.

This is an open access book.

Keywords

  • Earth System
  • Deep Space
  • Deep Earth
  • Deep Sea
  • Cutting-edge Technology on Earth Science
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science, Beijing, China

    The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science

About the author

The Research Group on Development Strategy of Earth Science in China was led by Professor Rixiang Zhu since December 2018. Prof. Rixiang Zhu is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and was awarded the Petrus Peregrinus Medal by the European Union of Geosciences. Prof. Zhu invited 34 scientists with different area of expertise in Earth science from various institutions in China. The Research Group held regular workshops, with members presenting brief overviews of topics related to their research specialties, and discussed frontiers and needs in Earth Science for the next 10 years. Draft chapters were written by Profs. Minhan Dai, Bojie Fu, Zhijun Jin, Chi Wang, Lixin Wu, Yigang Xu and Yuanxi Yang. Edited versions were circulated amongst the whole group, and the final document was collated and edited by Rixiang Zhu.

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