Gaia in Action

Science of the Living Earth

Edited by Peter Bunyard

Out of print

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A comprehensive anthology of the leading thinkers of Gaia theory, which views the earth as a living organism.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Philosophy of the Natural World
352 pages
Publication date:
01 Feb 1996


This book is a comprehensive anthology of the leading thinkers of Gaia theory.

James Lovelock's Gaia Theory, which views the earth as a living organism, offers a vital alternative to our scientific and cultural outlook on the planet we inhabit. Gaia theory suggests the rich and revealing areas of scientific research, as well as inviting a critical look at some traditional aspects of our inherited scientific attitudes.

Includes contributions from James Lovelock, Lynn Margulis, Peter Saunders, Michael Whitfield, Brian Goodwin, Mae-Wan Ho, David Abram and Kate Rawles.


'Few ideas since the Second World War have challenged prevailing orthodoxies as compelling as Jim Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. More and more people are now out there surfing its ripples in one way or another, and some of the best of them are to be found in this collection.'
-- Jonathon Porrit


Peter Bunyard studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and Harvard, and is adjunct faculty on the University of Boston Study Abroad Programme. A founding editor of The Ecologist magazine, he is a Fellow of the Linnean Society. He regularly lectures in South America on the climatic importance of the Amazonian rainforest. He is author of The Breakdown of Climate and Extreme Weather (both Floris Books).


Unfortunately this book is now out of print. You may enjoy more books by Paul Bunyard:
Extreme Weather
The Breakdown of Climate

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