Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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The Gaia hypothesis, first put forth in the mid-1960s, and published in book form in 1975, explores the idea that the life of earth functions as a single organism which actually defines and maintains conditions necessary for its survival. Disclaiming the conventional belief that living matter reacts passively in the face of threats to its existence, Lovelock argues that the earth's living matter - air, ocean, and land surfaces - forms a complex system which has the capacity to keep our planet a fit place for ...
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The Gaia hypothesis, first put forth in the mid-1960s, and published in book form in 1975, explores the idea that the life of earth functions as a single organism which actually defines and maintains conditions necessary for its survival. Disclaiming the conventional belief that living matter reacts passively in the face of threats to its existence, Lovelock argues that the earth's living matter - air, ocean, and land surfaces - forms a complex system which has the capacity to keep our planet a fit place for life. Now reissued with an updated preface which discusses how Lovelock's predictions have already begun to hold true, Gaia has dramatically altered the way scientists view evolution and the environment.

According to the Gaia hypothesis, the environment does not coincidentally support life on earth; rather the two interact much the way a bird and its nest interact.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly

"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist

"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American

"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--René Dubos, Nature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192176653
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/1979
  • Pages: 157

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Jim Lovelock, an independent scientist and, since 1974, a Fellow of the Royal Society, worked on the NASA space program. He is a Visiting Professor of Cybernetics at Reading University and inventor of the electron capture detector.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introductory 1
2 In the beginning 13
3 The recognition of Gaia 33
4 Cybernetics 48
5 The contemporary atmosphere 64
6 The sea 84
7 Gaia and Man: the problem of pollution 107
8 Living within Gaia 123
9 Epilogue 141
Definitions and explanations of terms 151
Further reading 155
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  • Posted March 24, 2012

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    I read this book when I first came out and I always insure that

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Firework

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Candy

    AH THE SUSPENSE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Jhony

    Epic still. 9&starf out of 10&starf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Moone

    O.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    The Gaia Elements: Chapter 1

    ((Imma Greek mythology nerd, too, Moone. The reason why I gave the alicorns their names is because Princess Gaia represents the earth while Prince Uranus represents the sky.))<p>I trotted out the house that lived in alongside my roommates and best friends, Blacor and Magical Light. I was holding a cup of hot chocolate in one of my hooves. I ha<_>ted coffee.<p>My name is Game Guide. At first glance, I just seem like an ordinary navy blue Earth Pony mare with a black mane/tail and dark brown eyes, with a white closed book with the red Ni<_>ntendo logo on it. But I have defeated Queen Chrysallis and I can use the energy of rainbows to go into my multi-colored alicorn form. The strangest thing of all is this:<p>I have a Gaia Element.<p>It started when I was hanging out with Blacor and Magical at our house, when there was a knock on our door. It turned out to be Dawn. He gave us our Gaia Elements. I represented heat. Even though I can't conjure fire like Nitro (whose Gaia Element is fire), I can make the air so hot it'll instantly melt iron.<p>I touched the necklace around my neck, which really manifested my Gaia Element. Dangling from it was a burnt orange orb, with three white squiggly line with the sun shining over it, as if invoking the unbearable heat in the summer. Sighing, I trotted to Jhony's house. There was a party for the bearers of the Gaia Elements. Blacor and Magical went ahead of time. Along the way, I came across Firework. She used to have the Salt Water Element, before she gave it up and it was given to Shaved Ice. The reason for this was she can take control of all the elements, albeit to a lesser extent than the actual Gaia Elements.<br>"Hi, Firework!" I said.<br>"Hello!" Firework greeted back.<br>"How are you?"<br>"Eh, so-so. You?"<br>"I'm on my way to Jhony's party."<br>"Oh," she replied. "I'll see you later."<br>"You too." I then walked to the party.<p>***<p>By the time I got there, the party has already started. All the ponies who have given Gaia Elements were there. And, as usual, I was late. Dawn spotted me and trotted up.<br>"Hey GG!"<br>"Hi, Dawn!"<br>"Did you bring the cupcakes?" he asked.<br>"Um, what?"<br>"Didn't you remember? You're suppose to bring the cupcakes!" replied Dawn.<br>I facehoofed. "D<_>agnabbit! I forgot!" I groaned at my own forgetfullness. "I'll go get 'em."<br>"Okay. Hurry back!"<p>***<p>I galloped to the store, panting. Suddenly, I skidded to stop. A cloud of dirt and dust flew up as a crack formed in the ground. After overcoming my surprise, I began to resume my current path, believing it to be the result of a mini-earthquake.<p>That was, until an alicorn climbed out of the newly formed crevice.

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    Posted April 9, 2013

    Septimus/anti zeus

    What

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    Posted April 3, 2013

    Hermes

    Move it.

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    Posted April 2, 2013

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    Posted April 10, 2013

    Mike

    Did eberyonr one swear kne the river styx to not betray and to follow commandes

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