Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

by Stephen H. Schneider
     
 
Leading scientists bring the controversy over Gaia up to date by exploring a broad range of recent thinking on Gaia theory.

Overview

Leading scientists bring the controversy over Gaia up to date by exploring a broad range of recent thinking on Gaia theory.

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist - Fred Pearce

As Lovelock neatly argues in his own essay, even in her finery Gaia was never any more fanciful than her archfoe, the selfish gene. This volume amply shows how she has earned her place in conventional science.

From the Publisher
"As Lovelock neatly argues in his own essay, even in her finery Gaia was never any more fanciful than her archfoe, the selfish gene. This volume amply shows how she has earned her place in conventional science." Fred Pearce New Scientist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262194983
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This is a stimulating, up-to-date account of one of the most stimulating modern ideas connecting biology and geology." Jared Diamond ,Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Guns, Germs and Steel

Paul D. Lowman

A superb collection covering what has become a major scientific field. It marks the evolution of the Gaia hypothesis, from a warm and fuzzy,
flowers-in-the-hair concept with vaguely religious connotations, to a well-defined and increasingly quantitative theory. The papers in this book show that the theory is becoming applicable to problems of the real earth, such as deforestation, global warming, and desertification.

Jared Diamond

This is a stimulating, up-to-date account of one of the most far-reaching modern ideas connecting biology and geology.

Meet the Author

Stephen H. Schneider was Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for
Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology at Stanford
University. He was also Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC's working group on
Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, from 1997 to 2001, and, with his IPCC
colleagues, was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in 2007. He was the author or editor of many books, including Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save
Earth's Climate
and Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next
Century
(MIT Press, 2004).

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