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Gaia: Medicine for an Ailing Planet

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By: James Lovelock

192 pages, 100 colour illus

Gaia Books

Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 2 | #155488 | ISBN: 1856752313
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Compelling and controversial, Lovelock is one of the outstanding scientist-philosophers of our generation. In this updated edition of his classic work, he presents a complete health-check of our planet.


Recognizing Gaia; anatomy; physiology; epigenesis; biochemistry and the cell; metabolism and planetary biochemistry; the people plague; the conclusion.

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Inventive, unorthodox, ingenious and a latter day Darwin, James Lovelock is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding and influential scientist-thinkers of our time. His establishment-science career reads like an honour role, and is reflected by his knighthood in 2002. Lovelock's many inventions include the electron capture detector (ecd), which has been of major significance in increasing our knowledge of the environment. The ecd was also instrumental in the discovery of global pollution by fluoro-carbons, critical to both global warming and the hole in the ozone layer.

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