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  • 176 pages
  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth
  • James Lovelock
  • Anglais
  • 22 February 2017
  • 0198784880

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on EarthDaring, exciting, original Scientific American Jim Lovelock, a man as inventive and ingenious as he is lively and unorthodox, places a daring hypothesis before the general reader, a kind of geochemical myth for our time His book is the exciting personal argument of an original thinker caught in wonder It wins and repays attention Scientific American Lovelock writes beautifully A book that is both original and well written is indeed a bonus Only a genius thinks of the obvious, and Lovelock deserves to be described as a genius New Scientist The breath taking sweep of his central idea that the earth is a living, self regulating organism poses the most dramatic challenge to scientists, politicians, and environmentalists Jonathon PorrittIn this classic work that continues to inspire many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that the Earth functions as a single organism Written for non scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence in support of a radically different model of our planet In contrast to conventional belief that life is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the Earth s living matter influences air, ocean, and rock to form a complex, self regulating system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life Since Gaia was first published, Jim Lovelock s hypothesis has become a hotly debated topic in scientific circles In a new Preface to this edition, he outlines his view of the present state of the debate Oxford Landmark Science books are must read classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think

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