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Gaia : a new look at life on earth

Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press, ©1987.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lovelock, J.E.
Gaia.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press, ©1987
(DLC) 87014054
(OCoLC)15857378
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Lovelock
ISBN: 9780191586248 0191586242
OCLC Number: 44963557
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: In the beginning --
The recognition of Gaia --
Cybernetics --
The contemporary atmosphere --
The sea --
Gaia and Man: the problem of pollution --
Living within Gaia --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: J.E. Lovelock.

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The Gaia hypothesis has had a radical effect on scientific views of evolution and the environment. Lovelock explains this unique conception with a new preface demonstrating how his predictions have  Read more...

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