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On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth

On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth
On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth
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.
9780691121581
Princeton University Press
Tyrrell, Toby
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Tyrrell, Toby
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Tyrrell, Toby (2013) On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth , Princeton Meadows, US. Princeton University Press, 320pp.

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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.

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 359349
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359349
ISBN: 9780691121581
PURE UUID: 762ff1e6-dae3-4498-88df-49275a70fb56
ORCID for Toby Tyrrell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1002-1716

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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2013 12:08
Last modified: 11 Dec 2021 03:12

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