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Animate Earth represents systems science at its best. I defy you not to be swept along by Stephan Harding's account of how the Earth's natural systems (particularly the carbon cycle) have evolved and of our part in them. In the process, he brings the concept of Gaia to life, not just in terms of the science, but philosophically and
personally-giving a whole new dimension to what 'environment-friendly' really means. Jonathon Porritt, Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission
The conception of the Earth as a living, self-organising system, known today as Gaia theory, is an ancient idea and yet one of the most radical and far-reaching scientific theories of the 20th century. In this remarkable book, Stephan Harding, who has worked closely with James Lovelock, tells the story in a way that is scientifically sophisticated, yet easy to understand and captivating. Harding writes about Gaia with great passion, and he eloquently discusses the theorys philosophical, social and political implications. I recommend Animate Earth to everyone concerned about the fate of our planet. Fritjof Capra, author of The Web of Life and The Hidden Connections
Stephan Harding is one of the few people who knows how to link the science of Gaia with the spirit of Gaia. He shows us that we must understand Gaia not just as an idea in our heads; we must also experience ourselves as part of her living being. . . . A brave book which may upset people from both sides of the divide he seeks to
bridge-which makes it all the more essential reading for those seeking to respond to the challenges of our times. Peter Reason, Professor of Action Research Practice, School of Management, University of Bath
For depth of understanding of Earth functioning and our human role in the process, Stephan Harding's Animate Earth is the finest of recent studies. It should be read, meditated on, and adopted as a guide to our human course of action if we would avoid the disaster of an ecological collapse of life on Earth. Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work and The Dream of the Earth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What a ridiculous book this is. In the early part the author talks about his PhD work studying deer during which he gets bored and drifts off into poetic reverie. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BenJC21
An excellent and engaging tale of the delicate interconnections of lifePublished 6 months ago by ZIG Publishing/David Cadman
A really accessible book that gives me hope that humanity can learn about the world in a scientific but less dry dispassionate way than your usual scientific research and books and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by sarah swinfield
A wonderful book, full of illustrations and deep experience showing how our planet is alive. A fundamental piece for anyone that wishes to engage in positive change in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by SoleR
This book should be read by anyone who cares for the environment and those who are sceptical about humankind's effect on the planet. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fascinating, thought and feeling provoking experience. Should be used as a textbook in all school the World over to make a happier healthier global community.Published on 11 April 2013 by RADiCal
The author stoop up to the challenge of presenting such a complex subject in a very accessible manner. Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2012 by Loïc Le Goueff
This book is written with the thought, feeling, intuition and sensing so highly heralded within the book. Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2012 by Mr. M. Tyrrell