The Resource The medea hypothesis : is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?, Peter Ward, (electronic book)

The medea hypothesis : is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?, Peter Ward, (electronic book)

Label
The medea hypothesis : is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?
Title
The medea hypothesis
Title remainder
is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship with the Earth's biosphere--one that has frightening implications for our future, yet also offers hope. Using the latest discoveries from the geological record, he argues that life might be its own worst enemy. This stands in stark contrast to James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis--the idea that life sustains habitable conditions on Earth. In answer to Gaia, which draws on the idea of the "good mother" who nurtures life, Ward invokes Medea, the mythical mother who kille
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1949-
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Ward, Peter D.
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
W375 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Environmental geology
  • Historical geology
  • Life (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Catastrophes (Geology)
Label
The medea hypothesis : is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?, Peter Ward, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwinian life -- What is evolutionary "success"? -- Two hypotheses about the nature of life on earth -- Medean feedbacks and global processes -- Medean events in the history of life -- Humans as medeans -- Biomass through time as a test -- Predicted future trends of biomass -- Summation -- Environmental implications -- What must be done
Control code
ebr10312598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 180 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The medea hypothesis : is life on earth ultimately self-destructive?, Peter Ward, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwinian life -- What is evolutionary "success"? -- Two hypotheses about the nature of life on earth -- Medean feedbacks and global processes -- Medean events in the history of life -- Humans as medeans -- Biomass through time as a test -- Predicted future trends of biomass -- Summation -- Environmental implications -- What must be done
Control code
ebr10312598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 180 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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