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Author Lovelock, James, 1919-

Title The revenge of Gaia : why the earth is fighting back - and how we can still save humanity / James Lovelock ; foreword by Sir Crispin Tickell
Published London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  333.7 Lov/Rog  AVAILABLE
 MELB  333.7 Lov/Rog  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents 1: The state of the earth -- 2: What is Gaia? -- 3: The life history of Gaia -- 4: Forecasts for the Twenty-first Century -- 5: Sources of Energy -- 6: Chemicals, food and raw materials -- 7: Technology for a sustainable retreat -- 8: A personal view of environmentalism -- 9: Beyond the terminus
Summary "James Lovelock, one of the giants of environmental thinking, argues passionately and poetically that, although global warming is now inevitable, we are not yet too late to save at least part of human civilization. Not only is mankind on the brink of destroying itself and the Earth, he argues, but most of the alternative remedies that have been proposed, or are already being adopted, are also misguided. We must take drastic action now to safeguard the future of human life." - back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Earth sciences -- Popular works.
Gaia hypothesis.
Conservation of natural resources.
Environmental protection.
Nature conservation.
Author Tickell, Crispin.
ISBN 9780713999143 hardback
0713999144 hardback
0713999268 paperback