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The earth and I

Author: James Lovelock; Jack Hudson, (Illustrator); et al
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated anthology is a guide book for being human in the 21st century. Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, the book encourages holistic understanding. Much as Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I brings together an all-star lineup of contributors from across the scientific spectrum to offer wide understanding who and where we are.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lovelock; Jack Hudson, (Illustrator); et al
ISBN: 9783836551113 383655111X
OCLC Number: 935987005
Notes: Some pages are folded.
Description: 163 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The story of this book --
The most important animal on Earth / James Lovelock --
Gaia, the living Earth (Pale blue dot: our setting on a stage of stars / Martin Rees ; Scaling reality: the inner atom and outer space / Lisa Randall ; Resilient planet: reading the Earth's medical chart / Lee Kump ; Round and round: Earth's essential cycles / Tim Radford ; Sun and superstorms: our changing climate / Vicky Pope ; Ants to elephants: the web of planetary evidence / E.O. Wilson). Homo sapiens and the Anthropocene (Society of cells: the molecular beadwork that makes life tick / Oliver Morton ; Thinking animal: where actions and decisions begin / Eric Kandel ; Human perspective: the Enlightenment versus the Earth / John Gray ; Two ticking bombs: population and consumption / Fred Pearce ; Tools to salvation: the angels and demons of technology / Brian Appleyard ; Need for greed: the origins of human economics and value / Tomáš Sedlaček) --
Conclusion / James Lovelock.
Responsibility: James Lovelock et al ; illustrations by Jack Hudson.

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Scientist, inventor, and pioneering environmentalist James Lovelock brings together a richly illustrated collection of essays on earth and human science from 12 of today's leading thinkers. From  Read more...

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