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Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

By: Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan

300 pages, B/w illus

University of California Press

Paperback | Jun 1997 | #65337 | ISBN: 0520210646
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Brings together the remarkable discoveries of microbiology of the past two decades and the pionering research of Margulis to create a vivid new picture of the world that is crucial to the understanding of the future of the planet.


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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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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