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Liaisons of Life: From Hornworts to Hippos, How the Unassuming Microbe has Driven Evolution

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By: Tom Wakeford

21 pages, no illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2002 | #128696 | ISBN: 047144152X
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #123556 | ISBN: 0471399728
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About this book

&i;`Wakeford...fires a shot across the bow of contemporary Darwinism with this compelling defense of symbiosis, the notion that evolution is driven as much by interdependence as by competition and that microbes are its leading innovators.'&o; Publishers Weekly

Wakeford...fires a shot across the bow of contemporary Darwinism with this compelling defense of symbiosis, the notion that evolution is driven as much by interdependence as by competition and that microbes are its leading innovators. (Publishers Weekly) "a marvellous read, thoroughly deserving a place on the bookshelves of every school library, where receptive minds will find much stimulation. Highly recommended." (Journal of Biological Education, Vol.35, No. 4, 2001) "...a crisp, highly readable book..." (Daily Telegraph, 17 November 2001) "...cheery and informal...vivid recollections..." (Biologists, Vol.48 No.6 2001) "...there is much to learn from this book..." (Times Higher Literary Supplement, 26 April 2002)


Contents

Introduction. Beatrix versus the Botanists. The Wood Wide Web. Hidden Gardens of Atlantis. Bedbugs and Bubble Boys. Atoms of Revolution. Rewriting Genesis. New Gardeners of Eden. Further Reading. Acknowledgments. Index.


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Biography

TOM WAKEFORD is a biologist and writer based at the University of Sussex, U.K. He received his degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of York. His first book, Science for the Earth, was published by Wiley in 1995. In 1996 he was named Young Science Writer of the Year.

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