Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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Oxford University Press, sept. 28, 2000 - 176 páginas
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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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Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Reseña de usuario  - Nancy Ellis - Goodreads

A fascinating approach, easily understood even by a far-from-being-a-scientist like myself! Leer reseña completa

Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Reseña de usuario  - Carolyn - Goodreads

So good to re-read the book that first proposed the notion of the living totality of the earth... especially with the new preface written in 2000 which puts things into context. So well-written and exciting. Leer reseña completa

Índice

Preface
1 Introductory
2 In the beginning
3 The recognition of Gaia
4 Cybernetics
5 The contemporary atmosphere
6 The sea
the problem of pollution
8 Living within Gaia
9 Epilogue
Definitions and explanations of terms
Further reading

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