The Symbiotic Planet

The Symbiotic Planet : A New Look at Evolution

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Lynn Margulis is an ardent supporter of the Gaia hypothesis: the idea that due to the finely balanced interdependence of all life forms, the planet functions as a single, giant cell. She argues that no organism is an island, and that all are linked to each other. Written with tremendous zest and authority The Symbiotic Planet traces the evolution of Earth from the origins of life and sex to the emergence of 'hyperseas' and an eerie future she describes for humanity.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 140.62g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 10 Diagram(s)
  • 0753807858
  • 9780753807859

About Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1983. She has been described by E. O. Wilson as 'one of the most successful synthetic thinkers in modern biology'. She is best known for her pathbreaking work on the bacterial origins of cell organelles and for her collaboration with James Lovelock on Gaia theory. Her previous books include Symbiosis in Cell Evolution; Five Kingdoms (with K. V. Schwartz); and (with Dorian Sagan) The Origins of Sex, The Garden of Microbial Delights, What is Life?, What is Sex?, and Slanted Truths: Essays on Gaia, Symbiosis and Evolution.show more

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