Review of Gaia’s Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth, by Tyler Volk.

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Joel D. Gunn, Lecturer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In his 1989 treatise on geophysiology, Lovelock built on the holistic Gaian theory of global biological self-regulation to propose a physiological rather than physical perspective of the earth system. Of special importance in this time of burgeoning human intervention in the environment are the implications of a geophysiology for detecting and coping with anthropogenic impacts on the stability and viability of the global ecology. For me, it suggested that danger would be signaled by how hard the system was working to maintain equilibrium rather than the sheer quantities of substances such as carbon in the system.

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Quarterly Review of Biology 73:285.
Language: English
Date: 1998
Review, Gaia hypothesis, Ecology, Holistic

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