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EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Reprint. Originally published: Santa Barbara, California: Metalog Books, A1996.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 20th 2000 by iUniverse (first published September 1996)
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Karen
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book more. There were sections that really resonated with me, but then others that felt bogged down and repetitive. That evolution is a cosmic dance and we are all made of stardust is awesome. Some great comments on how we need to learn from nature around us how to care for our planet before it is too late.
Aletheia Murphree
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting theory! Repetition sustains the point throughout the teachings of this book, but I feel that is because Lovelock wants to grind the information into our brain and create an easily digestible read. Though, In my opinion only part of this book reads smoothly, while other parts are choppy and painful to follow. However, it is far from boring.
Rhys Lindmark
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Too much integral theory and not enough specificity for me.
Jan
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I read it the first time in 2013, but now see it in a new light. The book is also well written and a pleasure to read. I will come back with a fuller review.
Eva
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books where ultimate rationality and remarkable visionary gift meets such a degree of naïveté that one actually might start to believe in social utopia. However, Sahtouris' message should not be ignored, neither ridiculed for she has a great point indeed. This book certainly serves a complementary value, too, to show an example of how beautifully, poetically science could and should be told to kids. And to adults, too.
Värske Aju
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eesti keeles ilmunud "Maailmatants (Koolibri 2009)"

Elisabet Sahtourise vaatenurk evolutsioonile võib mõnele tunduda värske (ehk isegi uskumatu), teise jaoks aga harjumuspärane ja ainuvõimalik. Üks paljudest Gaia teooria käsitlustest.
Brit
Feb 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this is a good one. You can read it for free online.
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Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing; I still think about the book and should really read it again.
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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.
“Indeed nature is more suggestive of a mother juggling resources to ensure each family member’s welfare as she works out differences of interest to make the whole family a cooperative venture, than of a rational engineer designing perfect machinery that obeys unchangeable laws.” 1 likes
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