"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly
"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Scientist
"Places a daring hypothesis before the general reader....[His book] is the exciting and personal argument of an original thinker caught up in wonder."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American
"A book that I have read with immense pleasure."--René Dubos, Nature
About the Author
About the Author: Jim Lovelock
, an independent scientist and, since 1974, a Fellow of the Royal Society, worked on the NASA space program. He is a Visiting Professor of Cybernetics at Reading University and inventor of the electron capture detector.