James Lovelock is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurist. He is known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a kind of superorganism as planetary ecosystem.
JAMES LOVELOCK, who has a Ph.D. in medicine and a D.Sc. in biophysics, worked at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. Later he collaborated on lunar and planetary research with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His interdisciplinary research covers such broad fields as medicine, biology, geophysiology, and instrument science. He has filed over fifty patents for his inventions, and one, the electron-capture detector, first revealed the ubiquitous distribution of pesticide residues, PCBs, nitrous oxide, and the CFCs responsible for atmospheric ozone depletion. He is best known for originating the Gaia hypothesis.
- Lovelock J. (2000) Gaia, Our Living Earth. In: Heather Newbold, editor. Life Stories: World-Renowned Scientists Reflect on their Lives and the Future of Life on Earth”. Chapter 1. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520218963.
- List of Contributors. In: Heather Newbold, editor. Life Stories: World-Renowned Scientists Reflect on their Lives and the Future of Life on Earth”. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520218963