The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity


By (author) James Lovelock

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 200mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465041698
  • ISBN 13: 9780465041695
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 255,837

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The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism. But according to James Lovelock, the theorys 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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Author information

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.

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