Gaia:A New Look at Life on Earth: A New Look at Life on Earth
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.
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Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on EarthUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
A must read! Written with a mixture of science and anecdotes, Lovelock highlights the tightly woven interconnections that connect humans with all things on earth, and helps to create a tear that sheds light on our existence. Read full review
Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on EarthUser Review - Nancy Ellis - Goodreads
A fascinating approach, easily understood even by a far-from-being-a-scientist like myself! Read full review
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