HANDS UP FOR THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS
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NASA/ADS. Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis Lovelock, James E. Abstract. The concept of Gaia, a self-regulating Earth, excites both admiration and obloquy. Its inventor (or rather re-discoverer) describes the genesis and evolution of the hypothesis. Publication: Cited by:   The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet. In English scientist James Lovelock had a flash of insight: the Earth is not just teeming with life; the Earth, in some sense, is life/5. Lovelock LJE, Lovelock JE, JE ML, Lovelock JE () Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis. Margulis L () Symbiotic planet: a new look at evolution. Schwartzman D () Life, temperature, and the earth: the self-organizing biosphere. Columbia University Press, New York. James Lovelock is the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). His books include Gaia: a new look at life on Earth (OUP, ); The Ages of Gaia (WW Norton, ); Gaia: the practical science of planetary medicine (Gaia Books, ), and The Revenge of Gaia (Allen Lane/Penguin ). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in Cited by:

Gaia hypothesis 1 Gaia hypothesis The study of planetary habitability is partly based upon extrapolation from knowledge of the Earth's conditions, as the Earth is the only planet currently known to harbour life. The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all organisms and their inorganic surroundingsFile Size: 1MB. Gaia embodies the idea of a Mother Earth, the source of the living and non-living entities that make up the Earth. Like Kali, Gaia was gentle, feminine and Bantam Books, The Gaia hypothesis: can it be tested? in Reviews of Geophysics , , James Lovelock’s Gaia: Medicine for an ailing planet (Gaia, £) offers a way of taking the temperature of the whole planetary system. His outlook is grim. He proposes that to avoid disaster we. The Gaia Theory has already inspired ideas and practical applications for economic systems, policy, scientific inquiry, and other valuable work. The future holds more of the same. Understanding Gaia Theory. The Gaia Theory posits that the organic and inorganic components of Planet Earth have evolved together as a single living, self-regulating.

The Gaia hypothesis / ˈ ɡ aɪ. ə /, also known as the Gaia theory or the Gaia principle, proposes that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.. The hypothesis was formulated by the chemist James Lovelock and co-developed by the. The Concept of ‘Gaia’ Hands Up for the Gaia Hypothesis. Article. Feb ; Have agreed to compose a short book for Oxford University Press on environmental ethics, accessible to a wide. Novem This book is more an examination of the place of the Gaia hypothesis, its principal authors and perhaps science itself in a deep and broad history of thought, than it is of the hypothesis itself. Ruse succeeds in illustrating the influence that older ways of Cited by:   Lovelock JE () Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis. Nature – doi/a0 CrossRef ADS Google Scholar Margulis L .