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    DescriptionJames Lovelock's bestselling "The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back - and How we can Still Save Humanity" is a dire warning against the unchecked growth of civilization. 'Despite all our efforts to retreat sustainably, we may be unable to prevent a global decline into a chaotic world ruled by brutal warlords on a devastated Earth...' For thousands of years, humans have exploited the planet without counting the cost. Now Gaia, the living Earth, is fighting back. As the polar icecaps shrink and the global temperature rises, we approach the point of no return. Sustainable development, Lovelock argues, is no longer possible, and the only open to us may be a 'sustainable retreat'. This is the one book you must read to find out what is happening, how bad it will get - and how we can survive. "The most important book for decades". (Andrew Marr). "The most important book ever to be published on the environmental crisis...Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth". (John Gray, "Independent"). "Truly terrifying...Lovelock's arguments carry more conviction than anyone else's now writing". (Peter Forbes, "Daily Mail"). James Lovelock is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). He has written several books on the subject, including "Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth", "The Ages of Gaia" and "The Vanishing Face of Gaia" as well as an autobiography, "Homage to Gaia". In September 2005 "Prospect" magazine named him as one of the world's top 100 global public intellectuals.


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    Title
    The Revenge of Gaia
    Subtitle
    Why the Earth is Fighting Back - and How We Can Still Save Humanity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lovelock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141025971
    ISBN 10: 0141025972
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BIC subject category V2: RNA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    DC22: 333.7
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000, SCI042000
    Thema V1.0: TQ, RNF, RNA
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    James Lovelock is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). He has written three books on the subject: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, The Ages of Gaia and Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine, as well as an autobiography, Homage to Gaia. In 2003 he was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen, and in September 2005 Prospect magazine named him as one of the world's top 100 global public intellectuals. In April 2006 he was awarded the Edinburgh Medal at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
    Review quote
    "Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth.... ÝThe Revenge of Gaia is the most important book ever to be published on the environmental crisis." -- John Gray