The Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution

Series: Science Masters

By: Lynn Margulis

183 pages, Illus

Basic Books

Paperback | Sep 1999 | #191347 | ISBN: 0465072720
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Shows how symbiosis (physical contact between members of distinct species) is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. Cells, for example, originated as symbiotic unions of different bacteria. The author also provides autobiographical background and a discussion of the importance of classification.

* Prologue * Symbiosis Everywhere * Against Orthodoxy * Individuality by Incorporation * The Name of the Vine * Life from Scum * Animal Sex * Ashore * Gaia

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