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Gaia : a new look at life on earth / J.E. Lovelock.

By: Lovelock, James, 1919-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press, ©1987. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191586248; 0191586242; 058515693X; 9780585156934Subject(s): Biosphere | Gaia hypothesis | Biology -- Philosophy | Biosphère | Biologie -- Philosophie | NATURE -- Essays | NATURE -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | Biology -- Philosophy | Biosphere | Gaia hypothesis | Biosphäre | Ökologie | Biology | Health & Biological Sciences | Biology - General | Biosphère | Biologie -- Philosophie | Gaïa, Hypothèse | OrganismsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gaia.DDC classification: 508 LOC classification: QH313 | .L68 1987ebOther classification: AR 12300 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
In the beginning -- The recognition of Gaia -- Cybernetics -- The contemporary atmosphere -- The sea -- Gaia and Man: the problem of pollution -- Living within Gaia -- Epilogue.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157).

In the beginning -- The recognition of Gaia -- Cybernetics -- The contemporary atmosphere -- The sea -- Gaia and Man: the problem of pollution -- Living within Gaia -- Epilogue.

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.

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