Lab DaisyWorld:


  1. Dennis L. Hartmann (1994) Global Physical Climatology, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

    Includes a great deal on the albedos of planet Earth, plus a compact discussion of DaisyWorld with exercises that inspired some of the later DaisyBall labs. Highly technical.

  2. James Lovelock (1988) The Ages of Gaia : A Biography of Our Living Earth, Norton, New York.

    Lovelock's book length treatment of the Gaia hypothesis includes his explanation of what DaisyWorld means. Popular audience.

  3. Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan (1986) Microcosmos : Four Billion Years of Evolution From Our Microbial Ancestors, Summit Books, New York.

    Popular audience.

  4. Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan (1995) What is Life? Simon & Schuster, New York.

    Popular audience picture book.

  5. Andrew J.Watson and James E. Lovelock (1983) Biological homeostasis of the global environment: the parable of Daisyworld. Tellus 35B: 284-289.

    This is the basic paper describing DaisyWorld. Careful study of the figures shows that CourseWare's results and Watson & Lovelock's do not match exactly. However, CourseWare's results do match those of Wong, below. Technical.

  6. Ken Wong (1996) Laboratory #5: solving the Daisy World equations with adaptive stepsize control.

    CourseWare doesn't use the Runge-Kutta methods explored in Wong's lab, but his writeup on DaisyWorld is good, and on-line. Moderately technical.

Ginger Booth, Oct. 13, 1997
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