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  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth 

  • By: James Lovelock
  • Narrated by: Gary Telles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In this classic work that continues to inspire its many fans, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on Earth functions as a single organism. Written for the non-scientist, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the Earth's living matter - air, ocean, and land surfaces - forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good way to digest a dense book!

  • By cara on 22-02-16

Community service

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-18

This book is clearly read by someone who doesn't want to be doing it, he sounds like he was forced to do it as some sort of community service. He reminds me of that jaded university lecturer who can't think of anything worse than lecturing first years. I've read the book before and enjoyed it, but this audio book is a hard listen.

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