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James E. Lovelock's Gaia - A New Look at Life on Earth-logo

James E. Lovelock's Gaia - A New Look at Life on Earth

James Lovelock

Lovelock wrote Gaia for the general public, not for scientists. But there is a lot of science in this 1979 work. Lovelock suggests that the Earth is a superorganism, made up of all living things, interacting with the air, the oceans, and the surface rocks of the planet. He calls it ‘Gaia’ and suggests it takes an active role in keeping the planet safe for life, with automatic feedback mechanisms making adjustments as needed. The implication that Gaia is somehow self-aware remains controversial, but – as an early voice in the global warming debate – Lovelock helped give rise to a new, multidisciplinary field known as Earth system science.

Lovelock wrote Gaia for the general public, not for scientists. But there is a lot of science in this 1979 work. Lovelock suggests that the Earth is a superorganism, made up of all living things, interacting with the air, the oceans, and the surface rocks of the planet. He calls it ‘Gaia’ and suggests it takes an active role in keeping the planet safe for life, with automatic feedback mechanisms making adjustments as needed. The implication that Gaia is somehow self-aware remains controversial, but – as an early voice in the global warming debate – Lovelock helped give rise to a new, multidisciplinary field known as Earth system science.
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Genres:

Nature

Description:

Lovelock wrote Gaia for the general public, not for scientists. But there is a lot of science in this 1979 work. Lovelock suggests that the Earth is a superorganism, made up of all living things, interacting with the air, the oceans, and the surface rocks of the planet. He calls it ‘Gaia’ and suggests it takes an active role in keeping the planet safe for life, with automatic feedback mechanisms making adjustments as needed. The implication that Gaia is somehow self-aware remains controversial, but – as an early voice in the global warming debate – Lovelock helped give rise to a new, multidisciplinary field known as Earth system science.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mohammad Shamsudduha, Macat.com

Length:

1h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:28