Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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OUP Oxford, 28 sept. 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  - David Whittlestone - Goodreads

An interesting book. This was a fairly easy read considering the remote nature of the subject. Lovelock presents a theory of everything that is quite breathtaking in its originality but he presents it in a very clear and credible way. Leer reseña completa

Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Reseña de usuario  - Joe Ward - Goodreads

It isn't Lovelock's fault that environmentalists lacking a firm grounding in the natural sciences took his ideas and went whacko with them. This book isn't the metaphysical or new agey nonsense that ... 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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