Special publications around the world mark the International Year of Planet Earth (triennium 2007–2009)

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<ul><li><p>BOOK REVIEW</p><p>Special publications around the world mark the InternationalYear of Planet Earth (triennium 20072009)</p><p>Published online: 12 November 2008</p><p> Springer-Verlag 2008</p><p>j France</p><p>The UNESCO Courier</p><p>2008, Issue Number 3</p><p>Written by Anne Marie de Grosbois</p><p>Editor-in-Chief: Jasmina Sopova</p><p>The 2008 issue number 3 of the online magazine, The</p><p>UNESCO Courier, is devoted to the International Year of</p><p>Planet Earth (IYPE). Keeping in mind that the Nobel Peace</p><p>Prize was attributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on</p><p>Climate Change IPCC in 2007, this issue features inter-</p><p>views with the Chair the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, and</p><p>IPCC member, Italian climatologist, Filippo Giorgi. As</p><p>well, excerpts are published from the essay of the Irish</p><p>student Nikita White (1 of the 6 laureates of the student</p><p>contest that was organized by IYPE) that describes an</p><p>insightful conversation with her 8-year-old brother about</p><p>Planet Earth. Other feature articles focus on a new GeoPark</p><p>in the United Kingdom and on the Global Footprint Net-</p><p>work, a non-profit organization that promotes ecological,</p><p>social and economic sustainability, and compiles national</p><p>footprint accounts that measure over time the ecological</p><p>resource use and resource capacity of nations.</p><p>The UNESCO Courier is available on-line and pub-</p><p>lished monthly (ISSN 19938616). It may be read in the six</p><p>languagesEnglish, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and</p><p>Chinese. Each issue consists of a thematic dossier that</p><p>deals with one of UNESCOs concerns. More articles</p><p>dealing with IYPE themes can be read in issue 3 and</p><p>may be accessed online at http://www.unesco.org/library/</p><p>unesco_periodics.shtml.</p><p>Environmental Geology reports on the many special geosciencepublications that mark the International Year of Planet Earth(IYPE). Forming an integral part of IYPEs work, these specialpublications reach out to a wide range of readers outside of thegeosciences as well as enhance science communicationbetween geoscientists and their peers. We invite authors/editorsto continue publicizing in 2009 their special publications (in alllanguages) that focus on themes of the International Year.</p><p>A. M. de Grosbois (&amp;)Friedmar-Brendel-Weg 9a, 09599 Freiberg, Germany</p><p>e-mail: degrosbois@blue-cable.de</p><p>123</p><p>Environ Geol (2009) 56:12471248</p><p>DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1620-6</p></li><li><p>The UNESCO Courier can be accessed at: http://www.unesco.org/library/unesco_periodics.shtml.</p><p>1248 Environ Geol (2009) 56:12471248</p><p>123</p><p>Special publications around the world mark the International Year of Planet Earth (triennium 2007-2009)&amp;marker; France The UNESCO Courier2008, Issue Number 3</p><p> /ColorImageDict &gt; /JPEG2000ColorACSImageDict &gt; /JPEG2000ColorImageDict &gt; /AntiAliasGrayImages false /DownsampleGrayImages true /GrayImageDownsampleType /Bicubic /GrayImageResolution 150 /GrayImageDepth -1 /GrayImageDownsampleThreshold 1.50000 /EncodeGrayImages true /GrayImageFilter /DCTEncode /AutoFilterGrayImages true /GrayImageAutoFilterStrategy /JPEG /GrayACSImageDict &gt; /GrayImageDict &gt; /JPEG2000GrayACSImageDict &gt; /JPEG2000GrayImageDict &gt; /AntiAliasMonoImages false /DownsampleMonoImages true /MonoImageDownsampleType /Bicubic /MonoImageResolution 600 /MonoImageDepth -1 /MonoImageDownsampleThreshold 1.50000 /EncodeMonoImages true /MonoImageFilter /CCITTFaxEncode /MonoImageDict &gt; /AllowPSXObjects false /PDFX1aCheck false /PDFX3Check false /PDFXCompliantPDFOnly false /PDFXNoTrimBoxError true /PDFXTrimBoxToMediaBoxOffset [ 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 ] /PDFXSetBleedBoxToMediaBox true /PDFXBleedBoxToTrimBoxOffset [ 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 ] /PDFXOutputIntentProfile (None) /PDFXOutputCondition () /PDFXRegistryName (http://www.color.org?) /PDFXTrapped /False</p><p> /Description &gt;&gt;&gt; setdistillerparams&gt; setpagedevice</p></li></ul>


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