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A fascinating account of a life in science,
By A Customer
This review is from: Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist (Hardcover)
My brother gave me this book for Christmas, I was sceptical at first having heard a lot about Dr. Lovelock from my university lecturers however I soon found that I had been misinformed. This hugely enjoyable book enlightened me about Gaia theory, which states that life on earth regulates its climate and composition. It describes the life of a jack of all trades who discoveries range from CFC's in the atmosphere to di-methyl sulphide gas production by algae and how it forms clouds, he even had a hand in the early missions to Mars. He is remarkable candid about his life and although I do not agree with everything he says, I would count myself lucky if one day I can look back on a scientific career even half as varied and interested as the one this book describes. This book should be read by anybody considering science as a career or just interested in a good read.
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