Gaia in Action: Science of the Living Earth

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Peter Bunyard
Floris Books, 1996 - Science - 351 pages
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James Lovelock's Gaia theory, which views the Earth as a living organism, is widely seen as a vital change in our scientific and cultural outlook on the planet we inhabit. The environmental and political implications of this theory are immense and wide-ranging. It suggests rich and revealing areas of scientific research, as well as inviting a critical look at some traditional aspects of our inherited scientific attitudes.

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Peter Bunyard studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and Harvard, and is adjunct faculty on the University of Boston Study Abroad Programme. A founding editor of The Ecologist magazine, he is a Fellow of the Linnean Society. He regularly lectures in South America on the climatic importance of the Amazonian rainforest. He is author of The Breakdown of Climate and Extreme Weather (both Floris Books).

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