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Title Gaia in turmoil : climate change, biodepletion, and earth ethics in an age of crisis / edited by Eileen Crist and H. Bruce Rinker ; foreword by Bill McKibben
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 371 pages) : illustrations
Contents One grand organic whole / Eileen Crist and H. Bruce Rinker -- Our sustainable retreat / James Lovelock -- How the biosphere works / Tyler Volk -- Water Gaia : 3.5 thousand million years of wetness on planet earth / Stephan Harding and Lynn Margulis -- Gaia and evolution / Timothy M. Lenton and Hywel T.P. Williams -- Forest systems and Gaia theory / H. Bruce Rinker -- Gaia and biodiversity / Stephan Harding -- Global warming, rapid climate change, and renewable energy solutions for Gaia / Donald W. Aitken -- Gaia's freshwater : an oncoming crisis / Barbara Harwood -- Deep time lags : lessons from Pleistocene ecology / Connie Barlow -- From the land ethic to the earth ethic : Aldo Leopold and the Gaia hypothesis / J. Baird Callicott -- Principles of Gaian governance : a rough sketch / Karen Litfin -- In the depths of a breathing planet : Gaia and the transformation of experience / David Abram -- Sustainability and an earth operating system for Gaia / Tim Foresman -- The Gaian generation : a new approach to environmental learning / Mitchell Thomashow -- Gaia theory : model and metaphor for the twenty-first century / Martin Ogle -- Neocybernetics of Gaia : the emergence of second-order Gaia theory / Bruce Clarke -- Intimations of Gaia / Eileen Crist -- Gaia going forward / Eugene Linden
Summary Essays link Gaian science to such global environmental quandaries as climate change and biodiversity destruction, providing perspectives from science, philosophy, politics, and technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Climatic changes.
Environmental ethics.
Gaia hypothesis.
Form Electronic book
Author Crist, Eileen, 1961-
Rinker, H. Bruce.
LC no. 2009007502
ISBN 0262033755 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262258692 (electronic bk.)
0262513528 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780262033756 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262258692 (electronic bk.)
9780262513524 (paperback; alk. paper)