TITLE

GAIA

AUTHOR(S)
Watson, Andrew
PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, INSIDE SCIENCE p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the Gaia hypothesis which aims to explain the survival of life on Earth by treating life and the global environment as parts of a single system. Development of the system to regulate and repair itself; Ability of the system to survive major crises; Development of the Gaia hypothesis by Jim Lovelock, a scientist and inventor; Arguments against the regulation and repair ideas under the Gaia hypothesis; Examples of altruistic behavior by organisms. INSETS: Testing the Gaia hypothesis.;Daisyworld environment..
ACCESSION #
10491203

 

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