The Ages of Gaia

The Ages of Gaia : A Biography of Our Living Earth

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In his first book, "Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth", Jim Lovelock proposed a startling new theory of life: the Earth, its rocks, oceans, atmosphere and all living things, are part of one great organism, evolving over the vast span of geological time. In this sequel, he examines environmental and scientific issues in detail, including the greenhouse effect, acid rain, the depletion of the ozone layer, and the destruction of tropical forests. For this 2nd edition, he has updated the text throughout and added a new chapter on recent advances in our scientific knowledge. He sounds a warning of the damage man is doing to the health of the planet.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 120 x 190mm | 270g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192861808
  • 9780192861801

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This is Lovelock's best book about his concept of the Earth as a living organism. He believes that the Earth and all living things are interacting and have evolved as a planetary organism. A mind-boggling concept, but it is essential reading in the environment-conscious 1990s. (Kirkus UK)show more

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