This book is a compelling view of the earth you stand on. The Gaia Hypothesis, formulated by former NASA scientist Lovelock and the influential paleobiologist Lynn Margulis, posits that the earth and its organisms form a self-regulating system that tends to maintain a given climate through atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial feedbacks. Lovelock points out the ways he believes the system has worked in the past, and discusses his grave concern about its ability to continue in the face of current greenhouse gas inputs.
Gonzales fascinates his readers with this wide-ranging book that combines the appeal of the real-life adventure story with an insightful analysis of the experiences of those who survived life-threatening situations. He convincingly describes the "deep spiritual relationship to the world" that allows survivors to see through their preconceptions, accept, and effectively act in the reality where they find themselves.
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The hilarious adventures of Farley Mowat and his friend Jack on and about the boat they call the Happy Adventure. Filled
with rich characterizations of the many friends that Mowat makes over a
period of more than 10 summers spent on and off the shores of
Newfoundland and the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, Mowat's yarn
ends with the story of his extremely sketchy final sea journey from
Newfoundland to the 1969 World Exposition in Montreal.