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James Ephraim Lovelock

(1919-), Chemist and ecologist

Sitter in 4 portraits
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).

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James Ephraim Lovelock, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(15)

James Ephraim Lovelock

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(15)

James Ephraim Lovelock, by Michael Gaskell - NPG 6928

James Ephraim Lovelock

by Michael Gaskell
egg tempera on board, 2011
On display at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
NPG 6928

James Ephraim Lovelock, by Paul Tozer - NPG x45758

James Ephraim Lovelock

by Paul Tozer
bromide fibre print, 25 July 1994
NPG x45758

James Ephraim Lovelock, by Rob Adderley, and  Ceri Buckmaster, and  Staffan Gnosspelius - NPG D48058

James Ephraim Lovelock

by Rob Adderley, and Ceri Buckmaster, and Staffan Gnosspelius
currency note, 2009
NPG D48058


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