Healing Gaia: practical medicine for the planet

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Harmony Books, Oct 23, 1991 - Nature - 192 pages
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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth proposed a revolutionary hypothesis which states that our planet is not just a collection of living things, but acts as a single organism itself. Now, in Healing Gaia, he explores the real effects of acid rain, deforestation, ozone depletion, and other hazards to the health of our planet, and enables us to put environmental concerns into a totally new perspective. Illustrated.

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Contents

Authors preface
6
ONE Recognizing Gaia
21
TWO Anatomy
35
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About the author (1991)

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.