Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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Further reading

Chapter 1

Geoff Brown, Chris Hawksworth, and Chris Wilson, Understanding the Earth ( Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, 1992).

James Lovelock, "The Ages of Gaia" ( Norton; New York, 1988).

Lynn Margulis, Symbiosis in Cell Evolution ( Freeman; San Francisco, 1981).


Chapter 2

Euan Nisbet, The Young Earth ( Allen and Unwin; London, 1986).


Chapter 3

P. W. Atkins, The Second Law ( Freeman; New York, 1986).

Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype ( Freeman; London, 1982).

Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, The Tree of Knowledge (New Science Library; Boston, 1987).

Michael Roberts, Michael Reiss, and Grace Monger, Biology Principles and Processes ( Nelson; Walton-on-Thames, 1993).


Chapter 4

Stuart A. Kauffman, The Origins of Order ( Oxford University Press; Oxford, 1993).

Douglas S. Riggs, Control Theory and Physiological Feedback Mechanisms, 2nd edn. ( Kreiger; New York, 1976).


Chapter 5

Stephen Schneider and Randi Londer, The Coevolution of Climate and Life ( Sierra Club Books; San Francisco, 1984).

Richard P. Wayne, Chemistry of Atmospheres ( Oxford University Press; Oxford, 1985).


Chapter 6

H. D. Holland, The Chemical Evolution of the Atmosphere and the Oceans ( Princeton University Press; Princeton, NJ, 1984).

James Lovelock, Gaia, The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine ( Gaia Books; London, 1991).

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  • Gaia - A New Look at Life on Earth i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Introductory 1
  • 2 - In the Beginning 12
  • 3 - The Recognition of Gaia 30
  • 4 - Cybernetics 44
  • 5 - The Contemporary Atmosphere 59
  • 6 - The Sea 78
  • 7 - Gaia and Man: The Problem of Pollution 100
  • 8 - Living Within Gaia 115
  • 9 - Epilogue 133
  • Definitions and Explanations of Terms 143
  • Further Reading 147
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