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    DescriptionThis title is 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 their interconnectedness of all life on the planet.

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    Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn Margulis, By (author) Dorion Sagan, Foreword by Lewis Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520210646
    ISBN 10: 0520210646

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC subject category V2: PSG
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    DC22: 576.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
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    DC21: 579.138
    LC classification: QH371 .M28 1997, QH371.M28
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    13 line illustrations, 4 tables.
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    29 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    "A stunning, complex chronicle. . . proposing that only an understanding of the microcosm from which life sprang can make possible our ultimate leap beyond Earth into a human-devised supercosm."--"Publishers Weekly
    Back cover copy
    Microcosmos is nothing less than the saga of the life of the planet.
    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