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Gaia : A New Look at Life on Earth

Gaia : A New Look at Life on Earth - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0192862181

Cover of Gaia : A New Look at Life on Earth  REV 00 (ISBN 978-0192862181)
ISBN13: 978-0192862181
ISBN10: 0192862189
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Gaia : A New Look at Life on Earth - REV 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0192862181

James Lovelock

ISBN13: 978-0192862181
ISBN10: 0192862189
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for the non-scientist, 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. Here, in a new Preface, Lovelock outlines his present state of the debate.

Author Bio

Lovelock, James :

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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