Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

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by Lynn Margulis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520210646

ISBN-13: 9780520210646

Pub. Date: 05/29/1997

Publisher: University of California Press


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Microcosmos brings together the remarkable discoveries of microbiology of the past two decades and the pioneering research of Dr. Margulis to create a vivid new picture of the world that is crucial to our understanding of the future of the planet. Addressed to general readers, the book provides a beautifully written view of

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BACK IN PRINT WITH A REVISED PREFACE

Microcosmos brings together the remarkable discoveries of microbiology of the past two decades and the pioneering research of Dr. Margulis to create a vivid new picture of the world that is crucial to our understanding of the future of the planet. Addressed to general readers, the book provides a beautifully written view of evolution as a process based on interdependency and thei nterconnectedness of all life on the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520210646
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/29/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
939,617
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword by Lewis Thomas (1986)
Preface (1997)
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Microcosm
1. Out of the Cosmos
2. The Animation of Matter
3. The Language of Nature
4. Entering the Microcosm
5. Sex and Worldwide Genetic Exchange
6. The Oxygen Holocaust
7. New Cells
8. Living Together
9. The Symbiotic Brain
10. The Riddle of Sex
11. Late Bloomers: Animals and Plants
12. Egocentric Man
13. The Future Supercosm
Notes
Index

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