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Gaia
by James 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 already begun to be fulfilled.
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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock

In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that the life of 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 the 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 which has the capacity to keep 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 revised impression, he outlines the present state of the debate.

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Gaia Reviews


"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly
"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist
"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American
"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--Rene Dubos, Nature


"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly
"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist
"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American
"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--Rene Dubos, Nature

"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly
"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist
"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American
"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--Rene Dubos, Nature


"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly


"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist


"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American


"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--Rene Dubos, Nature


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About James Lovelock



About the Author:
Jim Lovelock, an independent scientist and, since 1974, a Fellow of the Royal Society, worked on the NASA space program. He is a Visiting Professor of Cybernetics at Reading University and inventor of the electron capture detector.

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GOR010629685
Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock
James Lovelock
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1982-07-31
176
0192860305
9780192860309
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.