The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Apr 14, 2009 - Science - 304 pages
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The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights. According to eminent scientist James Lovelock, in order to survive an assault from her dependents, the Earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot state.” Within the next century, we will almost certainly be forced to give up many of the comforts of western living as supplies are threatened. Only the fittest—and the smartest—will survive.

A reluctant jeremiad from one of the environmental movement’s elder statesmen, The Vanishing Face of Gaia offers an essential wake-up call for the human race.

  

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Review: The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

User Review  - Earle Baldwin - Goodreads

The wonder of this book is the diverse fact and stellar observation that the author carries and gives. Little in the way of conjecture plagues this signpost of a warning. I suggest all read. " This ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Esterly - Goodreads

This was a very eye opening book by the father of Gaia theory. Based on what reviews and references I've seen to his other work, I get the feeling this was a much tamer trip into the world of Gaia by ... Read full review

Contents

SOLAR ENERGY
NUCLEAR ENERGY
FOSSIL FUELS
RENEWABLE ENERGY
WIND ENERGY
FOOD AND LIVING SPACE
GEOENGINEERING TECHNIQUES
SEQUESTERING CARBON DIOXIDE
THE PROMISE OF THE BURIAL OF ELEMENTAL CARBON
GEOPHYSIOLOGY
PLANETARY MEDICINE AND ETHICS
THE JOURNEY IN SPACE AND TIME
CONSEQUENCES AND SURVIVAL
THE HISTORY OF GAIA THEORY
TO THE NEXT WORLD
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About the author (2009)

James Lovelock is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). In September 2005, Prospect magazine named him as one of the world’s top 100 global public intellectuals. He lives in Louceston, England.

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