ISBN-10:
0520210646
ISBN-13:
9780520210646
Pub. Date:
05/29/1997
Publisher:
University of California Press
Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

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ISBN-13: 9780520210646
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/29/1997
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 554,128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dorion Sagan is the author of Biospheres and coauthor, with Lynn Margulis, of What Is Life? (1996).

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From the Foreword by Dr. Lewis Thomas:

"Microcosmos is nothing less than the saga of the life of the planet. Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan have put it all together, literally, in this extraordinary book, which is unlike any treatment of evolution for a general readership that I have encountered before. A fascinating account that we humans should be studying now for clues to our own survival."

Author Biography: Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dorion Sagan is the author of Biospheres and coauthor, with Lynn Margulis, of What Is Life? (1996).

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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