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A rough ride to the future, James Lovelock., (ebook)

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A rough ride to the future
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A rough ride to the future
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James Lovelock.
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eng
Summary
A Rough Ride to the Future introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls "accelerated evolution," a process that is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly fifty years ago. A Rough Ride to the Future is also an intellectual autobiography, in which Lovelock reflects on his life as a lone scientist, and asks-eloquently-whether his career trajectory is possible in an age of increased bureaucratization. We are now changing the atmosphere again, and Lovelock argues that there is little that can be done about this. But instead of feeling guilty, we should recognize what is happening, prepare for change, and ensure that we survive as a species so we can contribute to-perhaps even guide-the next evolution of Gaia. The road will be rough, but if we are smart enough, life will continue on earth in some form far into the future
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Midwest
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1919-
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Lovelock, James
Dewey number
550
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Geobiology
  • Biosphere
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Technological innovations
  • Nature
  • Evolution
  • Earth sciences
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A rough ride to the future, James Lovelock., (ebook)
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9781468311600
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12462504
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remote
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Label
A rough ride to the future, James Lovelock., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468311600
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12462504
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12462504
System control number
MWT12462504
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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