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This is an auction for HOMAGE TO GAIA by James Lovelock.

Subtitled "The Life of an Independent Scientist". review:

"With over fifty patents to his name and a stream of awards -
including one from the Queen of England - James Lovelock is a distinguished scientist who has been widely recognized by the international scientific community. In this inspiring autobiography, Lovelock tells the story of his life as an independent scientist - from his first job as a lab assistant to his energetic crusade to save the ozone layer. We see how Lovelock came to develop his inventions and theories - he recounts the history behind his famous Gaia theory and talks us through his many inventions. We learn about the electron capture detector, which was extremely important in the development of environmental awareness, revealing for the first time the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues in the environment and the global distribution of CFCs. He talks about his work with NASA, where his ideas were adopted in the program for planetary exploration. And he tells about the work he has done for organizations like the Ministry of Defence, The Marine Biological Association, and companies such as Shell and Hewlett Packard. Written in a sharp and energetic style, James Lovelock's book will entertain and inspire anyone interested in science or the creative spirit."

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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.

Oxford University Press paperback 2000.

428 pages.

A previous owner's name, neatly printed. Otherwise, very good condtion.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

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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