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The Trials of Gaia Milestones in the Evolution of Earth with Reference to the Anthropocene

By: Andrew Yoram Glikson(Author)
127 pages, 81 colour & 6 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
The Trials of Gaia
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  • The Trials of Gaia ISBN: 9783031237089 Hardback Mar 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This book presents documentation and resulting perspectives regarding James Lovelock's multidisciplinary evolution theory. It looks at past and current climate changes and their consequences, including detailed accounts of global warming. The connection between climate trajectories and extreme weather events, including tropical and arctic fronts, cyclones, fire storms, tropical storms, acidification, tsunamis, floods, and sea level rise, are referred to in connection with recent developments. The book updates earlier accounts regarding extreme weather events and mass extinctions. The Trials of Gaia is published in honour of the late Professor James Lovelock (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022), the father of the Gaia hypothesis.


- The Living Planet
- The dawn of Gaia
- The early Earth crust (4.0-2.6 Ga)
- Early life
- Ica ages and atmospheric oxygenation
- The Ediacaran and Cambrian "explosion" of life
- Phanerozoic mass extinctions
- The Holocene
- The Anthropogenic catastrophe
- A burning planet
- Paleoclimate implications
- Climate zones shifts, ice melt and stadial cooling
- Future climate projections
- The nuclear nightmare

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Dr Andrew Yoram Glikson is an Earth and palaeoclimate scientist, a Visiting Scientist at the University of New South Wales, earlier of Geoscience Australia, the Research School of Earth Science, the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, and a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute. He graduated from the Universities of Jerusalem and Western Australia, conducted extensive geological surveys in central and western Australia, studied the evolution of the early Earth crust in several continents, investigated the effects of asteroid and comet impacts on the Earth with reference to the mass extinction of species and studied the inter-relationships between human evolution and the climate. He has an impact crater and an asteroid named after him by Eugene Shoemaker, the late head of the United States Astrogeology Branch of the US Geological Survey.

By: Andrew Yoram Glikson(Author)
127 pages, 81 colour & 6 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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