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Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist

Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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In Homage to Gaia, James Lovelock tells the story of his life as an independent scientist and how he came to develop his inventions and theories. He has worked with NASA, the Ministry of Defence, and The Marine Biological Association.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie
Named Person: James Lovelock; James Lovelock; James E Lovelock
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lovelock
ISBN: 0198604297 9780198604297
OCLC Number: 47063313
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Childhood; 2. The Long Apprenticeship; 3. Twenty years of Medical Research; 4. The Mill Hill Institute; 5. The First Steps to Independence at Houston, Texas; 6. The Independent Practice of Science; 7. The ECD; 8. The Ozone War; 9. The Quest for Gaia; 10. The Practical Side of Independent Science; 11. Building Your Own Bypass; 12. Three Score Years and Ten and then the Fun Begins; 13. Epilogue; Acknowledgements
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This is the story of a life as an independent scientist. James Lovelock tells us the history behind his famous Gaia theory and talks us through his many inventions, including the electron capture  Read more...

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"There is much more than science in this book....This is ultimately an uplifting book about the way life ought to be, both at a personal and at a global level."--Sunday Times (London)

 
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