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The Austrian geologist Eduard Suess (1831–1914) first used the term biosphere in 1875 to describe the space on Earth that contains life. The concept introduced by Suess had little impact on the scientific community until it was resurrected by the Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky (1863–1945) in 1926 in his book, La biosphere. In that work Vernadsky extensively developed the modern concepts that recognize the interplay between geology, chemistry, and biology in biospheric processes.

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