Gaia's Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth

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März 2003



An engagingly readable introduction to the budding new field of Earth physiology, "Gaia's Body" blends real science with evocative imagery in describing the biosphere. The book explores how every important chemical in the atmosphere is regulated by living processes, and examines long-term trends in Earth's evolution and humanity's role in Gaia's past and present.


Tyler Volk is Science Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology at New York University. He is the author of Gaia's Body: Toward a Physiology of the Earth (MIT Press, 2003), Metapatterns: Across Space, Time, and Mind, and other books.


"Full of fresh and stimulating perspectives on Earth System science for any student or teacher in that field." Bill Chaloner Biologist " Gaia"s Body is an outstanding contribution to global ecology...it brings the Gaia concept to the heart of science." Peter Westbroek Nature "Volk writes splendidly and passionately, but avoids the trap of letting his command of language stand in for scientific clarity." Fred Pearce New Scientist "Volk... weaves a tapestry of solar radiation, plate tectonics, and atmospheric chemistry, all bound by engaging prose..." Joel D. Gunn Quarterly Review of Biology
EAN: 9780262720427
ISBN: 0262720426
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MIT PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 291 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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