Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution available in Paperback
BACK IN PRINT WITH A REVISED PREFACEMicrocosmos 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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|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 Microcosm1. Out of the Cosmos2. The Animation of Matter3. The Language of Nature4. Entering the Microcosm5. Sex and Worldwide Genetic Exchange6. The Oxygen Holocaust7. New Cells8. Living Together9. The Symbiotic Brain10. The Riddle of Sex11. Late Bloomers: Animals and Plants12. Egocentric Man13. The Future SupercosmNotes
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