The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth
James Lovelock 1988 W.W. Norton and Company

This book details the Gaia hypothesis and uses it to explain the development of Earth as a system, from the Archaean onwards, stressing interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere. It's an example of one of the earlier Earth system science approaches.

ISBN 0-393-02583-7
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Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, BookKeywords: Earth system science, Earth history