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Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

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Lovelock first sketched out his theory in his bestseller, . People all over the world embraced the theory, and in less than ten years it moved from the margins of scientific research to the mainstream. Lovelock argues that such things as the level of oxygen, the formation of clouds, and the saltiness of the oceans may all be controlled by biological processes. He believes that "living organisms create the optimum conditions for their own existence, and in so doing create the superorganism Gaia." has called his arguments in favor of Gaia "plausible and above all illuminating."

Synopsis:

James Lovelock proposes that all living species are components of that organism, as cells are components of the human body.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 241) and index.

About the Author

James Lovelock is an independent scientist, inventor, and author. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974 and in 1990 was awarded the first Amsterdam Prize for the Environment by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of his inventions is the electron capture detector, which was important in the development of environmental awareness. It revealed for the first time the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues. He co-operated with NASA and some of his inventions were adopted in their program of planetary exploration.

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ISBN:
9780393312393
Author:
Lovelock, James
Author:
Lovelock, J. E.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Life (biology)
Subject:
Biosphere
Subject:
Gaia hypothesis
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Rev. and expanded ed.
Series:
Commonwealth Fund Book Program
Series Volume:
no. SR-93
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.81x5.21x.71 in. .78 lbs.

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