chapter  7
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The Environment

More specifically, if we are to speak of the earth environment with all its living organisms and the relationship between all its components, the word biosphere may be more appropriate. Scientists began using the term in the nineteenth century, and the work of V. I. Vernadsky in Russia brought special attention to the idea in this century. Vernadsky argued that the agency of humans in modifying the biosphere actually replicated a type of geologic modification force on the earth.