Healing Gaia: practical medicine for the planet
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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