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Description - The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock

The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism. But according to James Lovelock, the theory's originator, that organism is now sick. It is running a fever born of increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. Earth will adjust to these stresses, but the human race faces a severe test. It is already too late, Lovelock says, to prevent the global climate from "flipping" into an entirely new equilibrium that will threaten civilization as we know it. But we can do much to save humanity. In the tradition of Silent Spring, this is a call to address a major threat to our collective future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465041695
ISBN-10: 0465041698
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books (AZ)
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Lovelock

James Lovelock is the originator of Gaia Theory, on which he has written several books. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974. He has received honorary Doctorates in Science from seven universities in England, Sweden, and the United States. He was made a C.B.E. in 1990, and in 2003 a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Cornwall, Britain.

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