The world’s experts on the environment of earth, and the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the earth, are forming to produce a single comprehensive and definitive electronic encyclopedia about the earth. The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) will be free to the public and free of advertising.
We seek all qualified editors and authors to collaboratively develop:
- A free, fully searchable, trusted source of articles about the Earth
- A to Z coverage of topics describing the environment of Earth that span the natural, physical, and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and the professional disciplines
- An information resource that will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, decision-makers, as well as to the general public
- An authoring site that combines the authority of peer review with the power of Web-based collaboration
- A public reference site that is updated every 15 minutes
Editors: Professor Cutler J. Cleveland of Boston University, Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Science), is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth. A distinguished International Advisory Board provides editorial oversight (see below).
Publisher: The Encyclopedia is one component of the Earth Portal(http://earthportal.net/), the world’s first comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the Earth and environmental change. It is published by the Environmental Information
Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment
Scope: The scope of the Encyclopedia is the environment of the earth broadly defined, with particular emphasis on the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the earth. See the taxonomy and topic areas at http://earthportal.net/about/eoe/eoetopics/.
Join the Effort: If you are interested and want more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://earthportal.net/about/steward/).
International Advisory Board
Rita Colwell, Chairman, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., former Director of the National Science Foundation, USA
Robert W. Corell, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Robert Costanza, Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, USA
Mohamed H. A. Hassan, President, African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director, Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University College, Canada
Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan, USA
Steve Hubbell, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia, USA
Simon A. Levin, Moffett Professor of Biology, Director, Center for Biocomplexity, Princeton University, USA
Bonnie J. McCay, Distinguished Professor of Human Ecology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
David W. Orr, Chairman, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, India
F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, University of California - Irvine, USA
B. L. Turner, Director, School of Geography, Clark University, USA