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A Rough Ride to the Future free pdf 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. "

About Honorary Visiting Fellow James Lovelock

James Lovelock is the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory), on which he has written several books, including "The Revenge of Gaia "and "The Vanishing Face of Gaia. "He has been a fellow of the Royal Society since 1974, and he has been an honorary visiting fellow of Green College, University of Oxford since 1994. In 2003 he was made a Companion of Honour by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Author : Honorary Visiting Fellow James Lovelock
Publisher : Overlook Press
Data Published : 10 February 2015
ISBN : 1468310461
EAN : 9781468310467
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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