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This is an auction for THE AGES OF GAIA by James Lovelock.

Amazon.com review:

"James Lovelock proposes that all living species are components of that organism, as cells are components of the human body. Lovelock first sketched out his theory in his bestseller, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. People all over the world embraced the theory, and in less than ten years it moved from the margins of scientific research to the mainstream. Lovelock argues that such things as the level of oxygen, the formation of clouds, and the saltiness of the oceans may all be controlled by biological processes. He believes that "living organisms create the optimum conditions for their own existence, and in so doing create the super-organism Gaia." The New York Times Book Review has called his arguments in favor of Gaia "plausible and above all illuminating."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Lovelock is a scientist, inventor, and author. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974 and in 1990 was awarded the first Amsterdam Prize for the Environment by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of his inventions is the electron capture detector, which was important in the development of environmental awareness. It revealed for the first time the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues. He cooperated with NASA and some of his inventions were adopted in their programme of planetary exploration.

Oxford University Press paperback 2000.

255 pages.

Near new condtion.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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