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Gaia and the Theory of the Living Planet

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The Gaia hypothesis, first put forth in the mid-1960s, and published in book form in 1975, explores the idea that the life of earth functions as a single organism which actually defines and maintains conditions necessary for its survival. Disclaiming the conventional belief that living matter reacts passively in the face of threats to its existence, Lovelock argues that th ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 15th 2005 by Gaia Books Ltd (first published 1990)
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Eli
I cannot believe I'm abandoning the book that brought the world the Gaia hypothesis! Maybe if I had one of the later editions, with Lovelock's notes on the evolution of his theory, I would enjoy it better. But 50 pages in, I've been put off by Lovelock's smug condescension, bored by his labryinthine sentences, and confused by an attitude that seems to vacillate between "just a little bit of alteration could change everything!" and "Gaia is indestructable, so we can do whatever we want to the pla ...more
Tatiana Daniel
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
es un libro interesante que habla acerca de la evolución de un planeta que se autorregula y tiene ciclos propios que no corren al azar.. los monumentos sagrados, condensan energías planetarias muy importantes que guardan inmersas profundos yacimientos minerales que propician estados de alteración de conciencia y dimensionalidades. El estudio de gaia ofrece un serio análisis geológico y la cohabitación de las especies alrededor de ella, siendo el magnetismo una fuerza importante para guiar especi ...more
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James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS, is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurist who lives in Devon, England. He is known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system.