James Ephraim Lovelock(1919-), Chemist and ecologist
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Chemist, environmentalist and inventor of the 'electron capture detector' (1958), a device used to measure the accumulation of CFCs in the atmosphere. Lovelock is considered one of the main ideological leaders in the history of the development of environmental awareness. His far-reaching Gaia hypothesis, first put forward in 1972, states that the planet behaves as a self-regulating organism. Lovelock has published numerous works on this subject, including Ages of Gaia (1988) and The Vanishing Face of Gaia (2009).