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The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock
  • #: 8264
  • Price: $24.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-11-06
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 5.40 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: ScrollMotion, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © ScrollMotion 2009
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Description

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

James Lovelock

Basic Books

April 13, 2009

Celebrities drive hybrids, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, and supermarkets carry no end of so-called green products. And yet the environmental crisis is only getting worse. In The Vanishing Face of Gaia, the eminent scientist James Lovelock argues that the earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent hot state - and much more quickly than most specialists think. There is nothing humans can do to reverse the process; the planet is simply too overpopulated to halt its own destruction by greenhouse gases. In order to survive, mankind must start preparing now for life on a radically changed planet. The meliorist approach outlined in the Kyoto Treaty must be abandoned in favor of nuclear energy and aggressive agricultural development on the small areas of earth that will remain arable. A reluctant jeremiad from one of the environmental movements elder statesmen, The Vanishing Face of Gaia offers an essential wake-up call for the human race.

About the Author

James Lovelock is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory) on which he has written several books. Since 1994 he has been an honorary visiting fellow of Green College, University of Oxford. In September 2005, Prospect magazine named him as one of the worlds top 100 global public intellectuals. He lives in Louceston, England.

About Iceberg

The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience by combining the familiarity and timelessness of books with the convenience of New Media. Iceberg makes it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy the written word.

Features

- Natural book-like reading experience with full pagination, like the original printed editions.

- Each title includes cover art, front matter, running heads and page numbers.

- Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation.

- Vertical and horizontal page orientation.

- Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically.

- Brightness adjustment with paper-like backgrounds.

- Swipe to turn the page.

- Search the text within a book.

- Create margin notes with user notation.

- Integrates with iTunes bookstore, so your next Iceberg book is just one click away.

About Perseus

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo, Lifelong Books, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs and Nation Books. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, the Perseus Books Group is also the leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers.

About Scrollmotion

ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in downtown New York City. Our proprietary technology is reshaping how people experience digital information and entertainment, and ScrollMotion is also helping many of the greatest names in traditional media tap the vast potential of the mobile space. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.

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