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Gaia

Author : James Lovelock
ISBN : 9780192862181
Genre : Nature
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This classic work is now reissued in new covers with a new Preface by the author. Written for non-scientists, this is an original work in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.
Category: Nature

On Gaia

Author : Toby Tyrrell
ISBN : 9781400847914
Genre : Science
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One of the enduring questions about our planet is how it has remained continuously habitable over vast stretches of geological time despite the fact that its atmosphere and climate are potentially unstable. James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis posits that life itself has intervened in the regulation of the planetary environment in order to keep it stable and favorable for life. First proposed in the 1970s, Lovelock's hypothesis remains highly controversial and continues to provoke fierce debate. On Gaia undertakes the first in-depth investigation of the arguments put forward by Lovelock and others--and concludes that the evidence doesn't stack up in support of Gaia. Toby Tyrrell draws on the latest findings in fields as diverse as climate science, oceanography, atmospheric science, geology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. He takes readers to obscure corners of the natural world, from southern Africa where ancient rocks reveal that icebergs were once present near the equator, to mimics of cleaner fish on Indonesian reefs, to blind fish deep in Mexican caves. Tyrrell weaves these and many other intriguing observations into a comprehensive analysis of the major assertions and lines of argument underpinning Gaia, and finds that it is not a credible picture of how life and Earth interact. On Gaia reflects on the scientific evidence indicating that life and environment mutually affect each other, and proposes that feedbacks on Earth do not provide robust protection against the environment becoming uninhabitable--or against poor stewardship by us.
Category: Science

Gaia

Author : Elisabet Sahtouris
ISBN : UOM:39015018856339
Genre : Biology
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The first popularly written explanation of the scientific theory galvanizing both New Age and scientific circles: the GAIA Hypothesis.
Category: Biology

Gaia

Author : Mary Midgley
ISBN : 9781841800752
Genre : Biosphere
File Size : 55.47 MB
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Category: Biosphere

Gaia

Author : Alex Andor Skanavis
ISBN : 9781466915350
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Gaia is a poem of epic proportions following the journey of specially designed creatures for repairing the earth after an unknown cataclysm leaves the crust in ruins. Written entirely in rhyme, with alternating verses of sonnets and original meters, the interlocking words refl ect a connection with all life, as inspired by Terence McKenna, Eastern philosophy, and the modern rise of visionary art. The result is a psychedelic odyssey through mind-bending landscapes and clues to the earths collapse, all the while catapulting the imagination through other dimensions. As the quest accelerates, they are taken out of body and mind and into the spirit world. Fifty chapters comprise this fi rst poem book in the series, later to be revisited in the second book Galaxia.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Gaia

Author : Jeff Gardiner
ISBN : 9781682996300
Genre : Fiction
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The ancient magic is ready to be unleashed... As Falco's influence grows across the world, he struggles to fulfill people's expectations. To protect Earth from human destruction he must find Gaia - Mother Nature - but is it too late?
Category: Fiction

Gaia

Author : James Lovelock
ISBN : 0195216741
Genre : Political Science
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James Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist whose research on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the environment has generated a controversial theory about the Earth as a live, self-regulating organism. In his latest volume on the subject, Lovelock examines the health and future prospects of our ailing planet. 125 illustrations.
Category: Political Science

Gaia In Turmoil

Author : Eileen Crist
ISBN : 9780262033756
Genre : Nature
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Essays link Gaian science to such global environmental quandaries as climate change and biodiversity destruction, providing perspectives from science, philosophy, politics, and technology.
Category: Nature

Gaia An Atlas Of Planet Management

Author : Norman Myers
ISBN : 0385426267
Genre : Science
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Gathers information about the world's economy, population, cultures, health care, literacy, food supplies, employment, wildlife, ecology, natural resources, and energy supplies
Category: Science

Gaia A Way Of Knowing

Author : William Irwin Thompson
ISBN : IND:30000003932542
Genre : Science
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Thompson brings together a collection of essays on the Gaia hypothesis by such authors as atmospheric scientist James Lovelock, biologist Lynn Margulis, cybernetic biologist Henry Atlan, and others. The suggestion is that for the first time since Newton, we have the chance to create a new ecology of consciousness, the basis for a new political and economic order.
Category: Science