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In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for the non-scientist, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the earth's living matter-air, ocean, and land surfaces-forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life. Since Gaia was first published, many of Jim Lovelock's predictions have come true, and his theory has become a hotly argued topic in scientific circles. Here, in a new Preface, Lovelock outlines his present state of the debate.

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9780198784883 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016), cover price $19.95
9780192862181 | Subsequent edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 23, 2000), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.

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Product Description: Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as “the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin” (Independent) and “the most profound scientific thinker of our time” (Literary Review)...read more

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9781468310467 | Overlook Pr, February 10, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as “the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin” (Independent) and “the most profound scientific thinker of our time” (Literary Review).

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9781468312638 | Reprint edition (Overlook Pr, February 2, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as “the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin” (Independent) and “the most profound scientific thinker of our time” (Literary Review).

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9780763648084 | Reprint edition (Candlewick Pr, March 22, 2011), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: 300 stunning before-and-after photographs that show the staggering transformation of our world. Earth Then and Now records the dramatic way our planet has changed over the past century. On one page is a specific part of the world as it was 10, 50 or even 100 years ago...read more
By James Lovelock (foreword by) and Fred Pearce

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9781554077717 | Revised edition (Firefly Books Ltd, September 2, 2010), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 300 stunning before-and-after photographs that show the staggering transformation of our world.

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Product Description: The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights. According to eminent scientist James Lovelock, in order to survive an assault from her dependents, the Earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot state...read more

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9780465019076 | Basic Books, April 27, 2010, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights.

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Product Description: Celebrities drive hybrids, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, and supermarkets carry no end of so-called “green” products. And yet the environmental crisis is only getting worse. In The Vanishing Face of Gaia, the eminent scientist James Lovelock argues that the earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot state” – and much more quickly than most specialists think...read more

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9780465015498 | Basic Books, April 13, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Celebrities drive hybrids, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, and supermarkets carry no end of so-called “green” products.

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9788408070283, titled "La venganza de la Tierra / Earth's Revenge: Por Que La Tierra Esta Rebelandose Y Como Podemos Todavia Salvar a La Humanidad" | Editorial Planeta Mexicana Sa De cv, June 30, 2007, cover price $23.95

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9788408072263, titled "La venganza de la tierra / Revenge of the Earth: Por Que La Tierra Esta Rebelandose Y Como Podemos Todavia Salvar a La Humanidad" | Editorial Planeta Mexicana Sa De cv, June 30, 2009, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism. But according to James Lovelock, the theory's originator, that organism is now sick. It is running a fever born of increased atmospheric greenhouse gases...read more
By James Lovelock and Crispin Tickell (foreword by)

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9780465041688 | Basic Books, July 3, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The originator of the Gaia Theory argues that the Earth is a self-regulating superorganism, whose balance has been upset by the impact of global warming and that the resulting climate change could have dire results for human civilization.

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9780465041695 | Basic Books, June 4, 2007, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism.

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The originator of the Gaia Theoryreveals that Earth has reached a tipping point beyond which it could never recover sufficiently to sustain human life comfortably and that the use of nuclear energy alone, and that wind farms, solar energy, and fuel cell innovations can brake the cycle of pending global catastrophe.

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9788408072270 | Planeta Pub Corp, April 15, 2007, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The originator of the Gaia Theory argues that the Earth is a self-regulating superorganism, whose balance has been upset by the impact of global warming and that the resulting climate change could have dire results for human civilization.

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Product Description: James Lovelock tells the fascinating story of his life as an independent scientist and how he came to develop his inventions and theories. He has filed more than 50 patents, including one for the electron capture detector that was important in the development of environmental awareness, in connection with both the detection of pesticide residues in the environment and the discovery of the global distribution of CFCs...read more

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9780192862136 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: James Lovelock tells the fascinating story of his life as an independent scientist and how he came to develop his inventions and theories.
9780756774875 | Diane Pub Co, February 1, 2000, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: With over fifty patents to his name and a stream of awards-including one from the Queen of England-James Lovelock is a distinguished scientist who has been widely recognized by the international scientific community.

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Product Description: Gaia, la diosa griega, era la madre tierra para los antiguos. James Lovelock, en cambio, reemplaza aquí el mito por la ciencia. Exponiendo los últimos descubrimientos en geología, geoquímica, biología evolutiva y climatología y aportando su propia investigación en este terreno, nos ofrece una nueva síntesis científica en a...read more

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9788472236462 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2002, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: Gaia, la diosa griega, era la madre tierra para los antiguos.

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Product Description: James Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and inventor whose work on detecting CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons) in our environment led him to develop a new theory about our planet. The Gaia Hypothesis posits that the Earth is alive-a self regulating organism in its own right...read more

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9781856750400 | Gaia Books, August 1, 1991, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: James Lovelock's hypothesis, that the Earth is a living organism, has changed people's view of the world.

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9780756766047 | Diane Pub Co, October 1, 2000, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: James Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and inventor whose work on detecting CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons) in our environment led him to develop a new theory about our planet.

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The author takes his theory of looking at the earth as a living organism one step further, showing readers how to apply medical science to the healing of the planet and discussing ozone depletion, acid rain, and more

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9780517578483 | Harmony Books, October 1, 1991, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The author takes his theory of looking at the earth as a living organism one step further, showing readers how to apply medical science to the healing of the planet and discussing ozone depletion, acid rain, and more
9780788167324 | Diane Pub Co, August 1, 1991, cover price $25.00

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Argues that the earth should be considered as a giant living organism, discusses its evolution, and explains what we must do to preserve it

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9780393025835, titled "Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth" | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Explains the symbiotic relationship between life forms and Earth, showing how the geophysical interaction of atmosphere, oceans, climate, and Earth's crust regulated by living organisms using the sun's energy.

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9780553348163 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, March 1, 1990, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Argues that the earth should be considered as a giant living organism, discusses its evolution, and explains what we must do to preserve it

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Explains how--by using current technology and scientific knowledge--the planet Mars can be made habitable

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9780446329675 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, October 1, 1985), cover price $3.50 | About this edition: Explains how--by using current technology and scientific knowledge--the planet Mars can be made habitable

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Argues that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a collision between the earth and a meteorite that resulted in atmospheric pollution and hazardous chemical conditions that destroyed larger animals.

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9780385180115 | Doubleday, March 1, 1983, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Argues that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a collision between the earth and a meteorite that resulted in atmospheric pollution and hazardous chemical conditions that destroyed larger animals.

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