Daisyworld

Synopsis
Shows James Lovelock, the originator of the Gaia hypothesis, at work at his home in Commbe Mill in Devon, surrounded by things and places that have inspired his writing. Looks at the Daisyworld modelling and Lovelock’s view of its central role, the Gaia theory, the value of which, he claims, is to make new predictions and open up new fields in science. Shows characteristics of Daisyworld modelling using animations, and predictions of Gaian system theory.
Series
Earth and Life, Course S269
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
sALE; 2006 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
environment; Gaia hypothesis; Lovelock, James; mathematical modelling

Credits

Producer
David Jackson
Cast
Carmen Jackson Pryce 
James Lovelock 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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