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    Environmental Evolution: Effects of the Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth (Paperback) Edited by Lynn Margulis, Edited by Dr. Clifford Matthews, Edited by Aaron Haselton, Introduction by James Lovelock

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    DescriptionIn this book fifteen distinguished scientists discuss the effects of life--past and present--on planet Earth. Unlike other earth science and biology books, Environmental Evolution describes the impact of life on the Earth's rocky surfaces presenting an integrated view of how our planet evolved. Modeled on the Environmental Evolution course developed by Lynn Margulis and colleagues, it provides a unique synthesis of atmospheric, biological, and geological hypotheses that explain the present condition of the biosphere. The book develops scientific concepts essential to the reconstruction of the intertwined history of Earth's air, rocks, water, and life.After an introduction by James E. Lovelock on Gaia theory, the material proceeds in roughly chronological order from the origin of life in the early Archean Eon to the emergence of new environmental diseases in today's industrialized world. The second edition has been thoroughly revised, with more comprehensive chapters, additional illustrations, and new references.Contributors : Elso S. Barghoorn, Robert Buchsbaum, David Deamer, Stjepko Golubic, Jonathan King, Antonio Lazcano, James E. Lovelock, Lynn Margulis, Clifford Matthews, Michael McElroy, Mark McMenamin, Raymond Siever, Paul Strother, Tony Swain, Neil Todd.

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    Environmental Evolution
    Effects of the Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Lynn Margulis, Edited by Dr. Clifford Matthews, Edited by Aaron Haselton, Introduction by James Lovelock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 642 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262631976
    ISBN 10: 0262631970

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
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    BIC subject category V2: TQ, PSAJ
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    DC21: 576.8
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    DC22: 576.8
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Approval Code: A60400000
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    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A60280000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000, SCI020000
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    LC classification: QH366.2 .E59 2000
    Thema V1.0: TQ, PSAJ
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    10 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Lynn Margulis, Distinguished Professor of Botany at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the modern originator of the symbiotic theory of cell evolution. Once considered heresy, her ideas are now part of the microbiological revolution.
    Review quote
    Praise for the first edition "... clearly written, well illustrated and a pleasure to read." Quarterly Review of Biology