"I call Gaia a physiological system because it appears to have the unconscious goal of regulating the climate and the chemistry at a comfortable state for life. Its goals are not set points but adjustable for whatever is the current environment and adaptable to whatever forms of life it carries."
James Lovelock's We Belong to Gaia draws on decades of wisdom to lay out the history of our remarkable planet, to show that it is not ours to be exploited - and warns us that it is fighting back.
Penguin Book's 'Green Ideas' series brings together twenty classics of the environmental movement. Together, these books show the richness of environmental thought and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world.