Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia / Edition 1

Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia / Edition 1

by Mary Midgley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1845400801

ISBN-13: 9781845400804

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Imprint Academic

GAIA, named after the ancient Greek mother-goddess, is the notion that the Earth and the life on it form an active, self-maintaining whole. By its use of personification it attacks the view that the physical world is inert and lifeless. It has a scientific side, as shown by the new university departments of earth science which bring biology and geology together to

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GAIA, named after the ancient Greek mother-goddess, is the notion that the Earth and the life on it form an active, self-maintaining whole. By its use of personification it attacks the view that the physical world is inert and lifeless. It has a scientific side, as shown by the new university departments of earth science which bring biology and geology together to study the continuity of the cycle. It also has a visionary or spiritual aspect. What the contributors to this book believe is needed is to bring these two angles together. With global warming now an accepted fact, the lessons of GAIA have never been more relevant and urgent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845400804
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Societas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.40(d)

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