Category : Biology
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ISBN : 0192860305
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Language : en
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Contains a new preface written for this revised impression in which the author answers criticism for his ideas and underlines the continuing implications of this theory for the future -- Back cover.

Category : Science
Editor : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262194988
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Language : en
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Leading scientists bring the controversy over Gaia up to date by exploring a broad range of recent thinking on Gaia theory.

Category : Nature
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780198784883
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Language : en
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First published 1979, first issued as an Oxford University paperback 1982.

Category : Science
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781461221906
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Language : en
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If the biosphere really is a single coherent system, then it must have something like a physiology. It must have systems and processes that perform living functions. In Gaia's Body, Tyler Volk describes the environment that enables the biosphere to exist, various ways of looking at its "anatomy" and "physiology", the major biogeographical regions such as rainforests, deserts, and tundra, the major substances the biosphere is made of, and the chemical cycles that keep it in balance. He then looks at the question of whether there are any long-term trends in the earth's evolution, and examines the role of humanity in Gaia's past and future. Both adherents and sceptics have often been concerned that Gaia theory contains too much goddess and too few verifiable hypotheses. This is the book that describes, for scientists, students, and lay readers alike, the theory's firm basis in science.

Category : Nature
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 0847694895
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Language : en
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Can environmentalism evolve into a powerful social movement that transforms human practices in ways that are ecologically sustainable? Gary C. Bryner contends that it is in our self-interest as a species to ensure that environmental movements coalesce in the service of sustainability. From the very first Earth Day to the setting of Agenda 21 for the new millennium, this book traces the actors, the issues, and the institutions involved in moving environmentalism from a loose collection of fuzzy groups and goals to a new global force for change. Will the next phase of environmental action resemble the WTO protests in Seattle, the UN Kyoto Protocols, or a Think Tank inside the Washington Beltway? Gaia's Wager shows that movements play an important role between political parties and interest groups on the domestic scene and the unruly forces of globalization internationally. Only social movements can catalyze a response to the global environmental threat that has a chance of both capturing imaginations and institutionalizing progress toward environmental sustainability. Above all, Gaia's Wager bets on the confluence of big ideas and social action to yield a more hopeful environmental future.

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN : 9781716370700
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Every one of us should be concerned about our planets demise and the continual abuse of her by factories, mining, fossil fuel use, pollution and the demise of forests and animals, but what can we do to stop this desecration of our only home? And what does Gaia think about it? This unique book with channelled messages from Gaia, Mother Nature herself will amaze you with its answers and warnings and hopefully, stir you to action on Gaia's behalf! We are all on the brink of disaster and the practical advice in The Abbotts new book will help you to understand and survive through the tough times ahead. Plagues, earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, floods and bush fires are all examined and relatable answers given to why, where and how! A not-to-be-missed book for everyone! A Beacon of Light Book.

Category : Gardening
Editor : Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN : 9781603580298
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

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Editor : Gaia's Dreams Publishing
ISBN : 9780977903306
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Language : en
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Category : Science
Editor : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9781400847914
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Language : en
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A critical examination of James Lovelock's controversial Gaia hypothesis One of the enduring questions about our planet is how it has remained continuously habitable over vast stretches of geological time despite the fact that its atmosphere and climate are potentially unstable. James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis posits that life itself has intervened in the regulation of the planetary environment in order to keep it stable and favorable for life. First proposed in the 1970s, Lovelock's hypothesis remains highly controversial and continues to provoke fierce debate. On Gaia undertakes the first in-depth investigation of the arguments put forward by Lovelock and others—and concludes that the evidence doesn't stack up in support of Gaia. Toby Tyrrell draws on the latest findings in fields as diverse as climate science, oceanography, atmospheric science, geology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. He takes readers to obscure corners of the natural world, from southern Africa where ancient rocks reveal that icebergs were once present near the equator, to mimics of cleaner fish on Indonesian reefs, to blind fish deep in Mexican caves. Tyrrell weaves these and many other intriguing observations into a comprehensive analysis of the major assertions and lines of argument underpinning Gaia, and finds that it is not a credible picture of how life and Earth interact. On Gaia reflects on the scientific evidence indicating that life and environment mutually affect each other, and proposes that feedbacks on Earth do not provide robust protection against the environment becoming uninhabitable—or against poor stewardship by us.

Category : Gardening
Editor : Everest Media LLC
ISBN : 9798822524668
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The movement toward sustainable landscaping is gaining momentum. Gardeners are planting more ecologically sound gardens that include both people and wildlife. These gardens are grounded in new concepts such as permaculture and ecological design, but they draw from traditional techniques and designs. #2 Permaculture designer Larry Santoyo of Earthflow Design Works integrated the greater watershed landscape into his urban Santa Barbara, California, garden. The garden was reoriented into terrace beds and pathways that flow along the contour lines to capture precious runoff in the arid climate. #3 Permaculture is a set of principles and practices that are used to design sustainable human settlements. It was invented by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970s. #4 Permaculture is a design approach that connects different disciplines, strategies, and techniques. It is not a discipline in itself, but rather a set of principles based on connecting those disciplines. It aims to design ecologically sound, economically prosperous human communities.