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The Earth and I
By James Lovelock (contributor), Eric Kandel (contributor), Martin Rees (contributor), Lisa Randall (contributor) and Edward O. Wilson (contributor)
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Publisher Taschen America Llc
Publication date August 15, 2016
Pages 168
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9783836551113
ISBN-10 383655111X
Dimensions 0 by 8.30 by 10.80 in.
Original list price $29.99
Other format details sci/tech
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“We are buried beneath mountains of fast-accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding.” ―James Lovelock

Human beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, that many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home.

Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we approach our present and future? What knowledge should we carry with us? Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, this illustrated essay collection brings together an all-star lineup of thinkers and scientists to offer essential understanding about who we are, how we live, and where we might be going.

Much as the Gaia theory considers our Earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I encourages holistic understanding. Across 12 chapters, we take in both the intricate details and immense structures of our species and our planet, from our ever-expanding universe to our minuscule but mighty cells. We see stellar explosions and the layers of life beneath our feet, delve into the neuroscience of decision-making, get to grips with our climate, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology.

The book’s world-class contributors include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. With lively illustrations from British artist Jack Hudson, the result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted tool kit for an informed and enlightened future.

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With Edward O. Wilson (other contributor), Martin Rees (other contributor), Lisa Randall (other contributor), James Lovelock (other contributor) | from Taschen America Llc (August 15, 2016)
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