Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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by James Lovelock
     
 

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In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter…  See more details below

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In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the earth's living matter air, ocean, and land surfaces forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life. Since Gaia was first published, many of Jim Lovelock's predictions have come true and his theory has become a hotly argued topic in scientific circles. In a new Preface to this reissued title, he outlines his present state of the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191606694
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
666,459
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

James Lovelock is an independent scientist, inventor, and author. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974 and in 1990 was awarded the first Amsterdam Prize for the Environment by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of his inventions is the electron capture detector, which was important in the development of environmental awareness. It revealed for the first time the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues. He co-operated with NASA and some of his inventions were adopted in their programme of planetary exploration.

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kah9932 More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I first came out and I always insure that there is a copy in my personal Libaray. Because of reading this book some 35 plus years ago, I decided to always be aware of my carbon foot print even when it was not fashionable (always bring my own bags, only buy products with the least amout of packaging, eat non-processed foods stuff like that). Frankly reducing your carbon foot print should not be a fashion choice or something to impress the neighbors. We are stewards of this planet as this planet is mother to us all, if for nothing but out of respect for this relationship each and every one of us should try to do our best for Gaia and be as gentle with her as we can be.
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WOO HOO! And a little note to remember; Firework secretly dislikes GG because he defeated her mother. So normaly when arounf GG she is a little moody. Keep that in mind.
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Move it.
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Did eberyonr one swear kne the river styx to not betray and to follow commandes