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

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Basic Books, Aug 2, 2007 - Science - 208 pages
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A call to address a major threat to our collective future
 

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User Review  - Karthikeyan Iyer - Goodreads

There are some surprises in the narrative. That the human race has done and is doing damage to its chances to survive on Planet Earth is well known. That Earth is a living system is also increasingly ... Read full review

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User Review  - johan muñoz - Goodreads

I read this book in spanish. This book is very clarify for explain the Gaia Theory, I could understand about the earth system, water, climate, etc. A book for awareness to humanity. Read full review

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Page 8 - I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows ; Quite over-canopied with lush woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine...
Page xvi - The Earth System behaves as a single, selfregulating system comprised of physical, chemical, biological and human components. The interactions and feedbacks between the component parts are complex and exhibit multi-scale temporal and spatial variability.
Page 5 - The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988.
Page 11 - We have no time to experiment with visionary energy sources; civilization is in imminent danger and has to use nuclear...
Page xiv - Before this century is over, billions of us will die, and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains...

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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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