Gaia

Gaia

A New Look at Life on Earth

eBook - 2000
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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 livingmatter 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780191586248
9780192862181
0192862189
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 148 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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