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The Resource Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist, James Lovelock

Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist, James Lovelock

Label
Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist
Title
Homage to Gaia
Title remainder
the life of an independent scientist
Statement of responsibility
James Lovelock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lovelock, a most unusual scientist, tells us of his childhood and an apprenticeship that led him directly to a life of science. After twenty years of medical research, he chose to work independently at home. This strange way of life succeeded beyond his dreams and it was his invention of the Electron Capture Detector, the most sensitive chemical detector of its time, that told us pesticides and other harmful chemicals were everywhere and that we were polluting on a global scale. His discovery that CFCs were accumulating in the Earth's atmosphere led to the realization that the ozone layer was in danger. Most important of all was his persistent quest for Gaia, a revolutionary idea that has changed forever the way we see the Earth."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovelock, James
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143 .L88
LC item number
A3 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Scientists
  • Lovelock, James
Label
Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist, James Lovelock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Childhood -- 2. The Long Apprenticeship -- 3. Twenty Years of Medical Research. The Voyage on HMS Vengeance in 1949 -- 4. The Mill Hill Institute. The Year in Boston. My Last Years at the Mill Hill Institute -- 5. The First Steps to Independence at Houston, Texas -- 6. The Independent Practice of Science. Shell. The Security Services. Hewlett Packard. Inventions -- 7. The ECD -- 8. The Ozone War. The Voyage of the Shackleton in 1971-2. The Voyage of the Meteor in 1973 -- 9. The Quest for Gia -- 10. The Practical Side of Independent Science. Computers. The Royal Society. The Marine Biological Association. Living in Ireland. Coombe Mill -- 11. Building Your Own Bypass. 12. The Score Years and Ten and then the Fun Begins. 13. Epilogue
Control code
46538539
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Oxford pbk.
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198604297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001021585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46538539
Label
Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist, James Lovelock
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Childhood -- 2. The Long Apprenticeship -- 3. Twenty Years of Medical Research. The Voyage on HMS Vengeance in 1949 -- 4. The Mill Hill Institute. The Year in Boston. My Last Years at the Mill Hill Institute -- 5. The First Steps to Independence at Houston, Texas -- 6. The Independent Practice of Science. Shell. The Security Services. Hewlett Packard. Inventions -- 7. The ECD -- 8. The Ozone War. The Voyage of the Shackleton in 1971-2. The Voyage of the Meteor in 1973 -- 9. The Quest for Gia -- 10. The Practical Side of Independent Science. Computers. The Royal Society. The Marine Biological Association. Living in Ireland. Coombe Mill -- 11. Building Your Own Bypass. 12. The Score Years and Ten and then the Fun Begins. 13. Epilogue
Control code
46538539
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Oxford pbk.
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198604297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001021585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46538539

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