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Gaia, a new look at life on Earth, James Lovelock

Label
Gaia, a new look at life on Earth, James Lovelock
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-148)
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Gaia
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
bibliography
Responsibility statement
James Lovelock
Sub title
a new look at life on Earth
Summary
This classic work is reissued with a new preface by the author. Written for non-scientists the idea is put forward that life on Earth functions as a single organism., 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 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. In a new Preface to this reissued title, he outlines his present state of the debate
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