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    DescriptionIn this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the earth's living matter air, ocean, and land surfaces forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life. Since Gaia was first published, many of Jim Lovelock's predictions have come true and his theory has become a hotly argued topic in scientific circles. In a new Preface to this reissued title, he outlines his present state of the debate.

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    A New Look at Life on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lovelock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 138 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192862181
    ISBN 10: 0192862189

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    DC21: 333.72
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    DC22: 577
    Abridged Dewey: 577
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    LC classification: QH313 .L68 2000
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    Edition statement
    3rd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 halftone, 8 line drawings
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    23 November 2000
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    Author Information
    James Lovelock is an independent scientist, inventor, and author. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974 and in 1990 was awarded the first Amsterdam Prize for the Environment by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of his inventions is the electron capture detector, which was important in the development of environmental awareness. It revealed for the first time the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues. He co-operated with NASA and some of his inventions were adopted in their programme of planetary exploration.