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Scientists on Gaia

Author: Stephen Henry Schneider; Penelope J Boston; American Geophysical Union.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the Gaia hypothesis first phrased in the early 1970s. Topics covered include the philosophical, empirical and theoretical foundations of Gaia, applicability of the hypothesis to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Henry Schneider; Penelope J Boston; American Geophysical Union.
ISBN: 0262193108 9780262193108
OCLC Number: 23179843
Notes: Based on papers delivered at the American Geophysical Union's annual Chapman Conference in March, 1988, in San Diego, Calif.
Credits: Based on papers delivered at the American Geophysical Union's annual Chapman Conference in March, 1988, San Diego.
Description: xxii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Geophysiology : the science of Gaia / James E. Lovelock --
The biota and Gaia : 150 years of support for environmental sciences / Lynn Margulis and Gregory Hinkle --
Coevolution and its applicability to the Gaia hypothesis / Paul Ehrlich --
A selection of biogenic influences relevant to the Gaia hypothesis / Walter Shearer --
Gaia and the myths of harmony : an exploration of ethical and practical implications / John Visvader --
The Gaia hypotheses : are they testable? Are they useful? / James W. Kirchner --
Gaia : hypothesis or worldview? / John J. Kineman --
The mechanical and the organic : on the impact of metaphor in science / David Abram --
Ecosystem stability and diversity / John Harte --
Earth --
the water planet : a lucky coincidence? / B. Henderson-Sellers, A. Henderson-Sellers, S.M.P. Benbow, and K. McGuffie --
The climate system and its regulation by atmospheric radiative processes / Jeffrey T. Kiehl --
Theoretical microbial and vegetation control of planetary environments / Penelope J. Boston and Starley L. Thompson --
Mechanisms for stabilization and destabilization of a simple biosphere : catastrophe on Daisyworld / Ralph Keeling --
Radiative entropy as a measure of complexity / Glen B. Lesins --
Geophysiological interaction in the global sulfur cycle / M.O. Andreae --
Planetary homeostasis through the sulfur cycle / Glenn E. Shaw --
Atmospheric sulfur from oceanic phytoplankton versus sulfur from industry : which dominates cloud condensation nuclei? / Robert J. Charlson --
Evolutionary pressures on planktonic dimethylsulfide production / Ken Caldeira --
Atmospheric oxygen, tectonics, and life / Robert A. Berner --
Gaian and nongaian explanations for the contemporary level of atmospheric oxygen / G.R. Williams --
The mechanisms that control the carbon dioxide and oxygen content of the atmosphere / Heinrich D. Holland --
Feedback processes in the biogeochemical cycles of carbon / James C.G. Walker --
Gaia's garden and BLAG's greenhouse : global biogeochemical climate regulation / Lee R. Kump and Tyler Volk --
Tectonics, carbon, life, and climate for the last three billion years : a unified system? / Thomas R. Worsley, R. Damian Nance, and Judith B. Moody --
Quantitative evolution of global biomass through time : biological and geochemical constraints / Manfred Schidlowski --
Land biota, source or sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide : positive and negative feedbacks within a changing climate and land use development / G.H. Kohlmaier, Matthias Lüdeke, Alex Janecek, Günther Benderoth, Jürgen Kindermann, and Axel Klaudius --
A geophysiological model for glacial-interglacial oscillations in the carbon and phosphorus cycles / Andrew J. Watson and Linda Maddock --
Peatland formation and ice ages : a possible Gaian mechanism related to community succession / Lee F. Klinger --
Some aspects of air-sea carbon dioxide transfer during the last glacial maximum / David J. Erickson III --
Phanerozoic carbonate skeletal mineralogy and atmospheric carbon dioxide / William D. Bischoff and Collette D. Burke --
Feedbacks between climate and carbon dioxide cycling by the land biosphere / Michael A. Palecki --
Silica in the oceans : biological-geochemical interplay / Raymond Siever --
Ephemeral biogenic emissions and the earth's radiative and oxidative environment / Robert B. Chatfield --
The macromolecular matrix of plant cell walls as a major Gaian interfacial regulator in terrestrial environments / Paul S. Mankiewicz --
Microbial weathering and Gaia / David Schwartzman, John Evans, Harold Okrend, and Soe Aung --
Feedback mechanisms involving humic substances in aquatic ecosystems / Diane M. McKnight --
An ecological rationale for the heterogeneity of humic substances : a holistic perspective on humus / Patrick MacCarthy and James A. Rice --
Biomineralization and Gaia / John F. Stolz --
The biosphere as a driver for global atmospheric change / Joel S. Levine --
Fire in Phanerozoic cybernetics / Jennifer M. Robinson --
Gaia and life on Mars / Christopher P. McKay and Carol R. Stoker --
Gaia versus Shiva : cosmic effects on the long-term evolution of the terrestrial biosphere / Michael R. Rampino --
Gaia on the brink : biogeochemical feedback processes in global warming / Daniel A. Lashof --
The greenhouse civilization and the Gaia hypothesis : a view from Congress / George E. Brown Jr. and Anthony Ellsworth Scoville.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen H. Schneider and Penelope J. Boston.

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