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James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I

James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I (Hardback)

By Rees, Martin
By Randall, Lisa
By Kump, Lee R.
By Radford, Tim
By Pope, Vicky

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Worldy wisdom: The essential companion for our journey into the futureHuman beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, tha...t many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home.Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we travel through this new Earth age? What knowledge should we carry with us? This illustrated anthology is a guide book for being human in the 21st century. Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, the book encourages holistic understanding. Much as Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I brings together an all-star lineup of contributors from across the scientific spectrum to offer wide understanding who and where we are.True to the very best travel guides, The Earth and I takes in the intricate details as much as the immense structures. Across 12 chapters, we zoom in from our ever-expanding universe to our miniscule but mighty cells. We make stopovers in astronomy, geology, neuroscience, and economics. We see stellar explosions, consider the layers of life beneath our feet, get to grips with the facts beneath the climate controversies, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology all brought to visual life by the vibrant illustration of British artist Jack Hudson.Our expert travel escorts along the way include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. Their captivating accounts of our earth and our existence share not only essential understanding but also thrilling sparks of innovation, opinion, and discovery. The result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted toolkit for an informed and enlightened future.
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ISBN 9783836551113
Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
Publisher Taschen
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9783836551113
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Released 1 Oct 2016
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rees, Martin
By Randall, Lisa
By Kump, Lee R.
By Radford, Tim
By Pope, Vicky
Category Popular Science
Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Earth Sciences
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 274mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 550
Weight 1,062g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade