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Margulis, Lynn 1938-2011

Works: 239 works in 820 publications in 12 languages and 27,320 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Interviews  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QH83, 570.12
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lynn Margulis
Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )
57 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An all-inclusive catalogue of the world's living diversity, Five Kingdoms defines and describes the major divisions, or phyla, of nature's five great kingdoms - bacteria, protoctists, animals, fungi, and plants - using a modern classification scheme that is consistent with both the fossil record and molecular data. Generously illustrated and remarkably easy to follow, it not only allows readers to sample the full range of life forms inhabiting our planet but to familiarize themselves with the taxonomic theories by which all organisms' origins and distinctive characteristics are traced and classified
Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors by Lynn Margulis( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margulis, Lynn, Investigator, Non-NASA Center: U MA, Amherst
Symbiotic planet : a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis( Book )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although Charles Darwin's theory of evolution laid the foundations of modern biology, it did not tell the whole story. Most remarkably, The Origin of Species said very little about, of all things, the origins of species. Darwin and his modern successors have shown very convincingly how inherited variations are naturally selected, but they leave unanswered how variant organisms come to be in the first place." "In Symbiotic Planet, renowned scientist Lynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical contact with each other, is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. Ranging from bacteria, the smallest kinds of life, to the largest - the living Earth itself - Margulis explains the symbiotic origins of many of evolution's most important innovations." "Along the way, Margulis describes her initiation into the world of science and the early steps in the present revolution in evolutionary biology; the importance of species classification for how we think about the living world; and the way "academic apartheid" can block scientific advancement."--Jacket
What is life? by Lynn Margulis( Book )
39 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earth ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text provides an accessible introduction to critical changes in the biosphere that have occurred since life's origin. Based on a course developed by Lynn Margulis and colleagues over many years, it presents an integrated view of how our planet evolved. Environmental Evolution differs from Earth-science textbooks in its consideration of geology as it is shaped by life. Unlike other biology textbooks, it considers geological and atmospheric changes through time. Fifteen scientists reflect on major events in the history of life on Earth. Comparisons with the atmospheres of other planets, laboratory studies on the origins of life, and fossil evidence of microbial communities all contribute to the story of early life and its environment. The ability of modern bacteria to trap, bind, and precipitate calcium carbonate explains the presence of stromatolites from the Archean and Proterozoic eons. Evidence from cell biology provides clues to the origin of eukaryotic cells by multiple serial symbiosis. Transcending academic boundaries, the Gaia hypothesis show how the sensing, growing, excreting, gas-exchanging, sediment-binding biota (plants, animals, and microbes) have irreversibly altered the third planet--from the origin of life some 4 billion years ago to the present. Environmental Evolution includes a glossary, charts and tables, lists of recommended readings, and an appendix that offers strategies for teaching, sample syllabi, and suggestions for assignments and class presentations
Diversity of life the illustrated guide to the five kingdoms by Lynn Margulis( )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbiosis in cell evolution : life and its environment on the early Earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early life by Lynn Margulis( Book )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of species by Lynn Margulis( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors argue that symbiotic merger far more than random mutation is the cause of new species
Origins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombination by Lynn Margulis( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery dance : on the evolution of human sexuality by Lynn Margulis( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines human sexuality and behavior as they attempt to trace its ancestral origins among reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other vertebrates
Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution by Lynn Margulis( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lynn Margulis, one of the most original and perceptive scientific thinkers of our time, and the writer Dorion Sagan here present a selection from their many essays published in the last decade and a half. This collection includes an extraordinary memoir of Margulis' encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer as well as provocative ideas on Gaia theory, symbiosis, individuality, and the way scientific research is conducted today
Garden of microbial delights : a practical guide to the subvisible world by Dorion Sagan( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives information on where to find and cultivate microbial organisms
Origin of eukaryotic cells; evidence and research implications for a theory of the origin and evolution of microbial, plant, and animal cells on the Precambrian earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global ecology : towards a science of the biosphere by M. B Rambler( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public awareness and concern over environmental degradation has reached an all time high, as the effect of man's activities on the global environment grows to greater and greater proportions. To understand the consequences of these activities, it is necessary to understand the fundamental nature of the system that supports life on a planetary scale. This book is the first interdisciplinary text on global ecology and is readable to students with only one to two years of science background. It contains a glossary of specialized terms which will enable students who are traditionally trained in ge
Kingdoms & domains an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on Earth by Lynn Margulis( )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now published by Academic Press and revised from the author's previous Five Kingdoms 3rd edition, this extraordinary, all inclusive catalogue of the world2s living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups, or phyla, of nature2s most inclusive taxa. Developed after consultation with specialists, this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and with recent molecular, morphological and metabolic data. Generously illustrated, now in full color, Kingdoms and Domains is remarkably easy to read. It accesses the full range of life forms that still inhabit our planet and logically and explicitly classifies them according to their evolutionary relationships. Definitive characteristics of each phylum are professionally described in ways that, unlike most scientific literature, profoundly respect the needs of educators, students and nature lovers. This work is meant to be of interest to all evolutionists as well as to conservationists, ecologists, genomicists, geographers, microbiologists, museum curators, oceanographers, paleontologists and especially nature lovers whether artists, gardeners or environmental activists.<BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">Kingdoms and Domains is a unique and indispensable reference for anyone intrigued by a planetary phenomenon: the spectacular diversity of life, both microscopic and macroscopic, as we know it only on Earth today. 5New Foreword by Edward O. Wilson<BR id="CRLF">5The latest concepts of molecular systematics, symbiogenesis, and the evolutionary importance of microbes<BR id="CRLF">5Newly expanded chapter openings that define each kingdom and place its members in context in geological time and ecological space<BR id="CRLF">5Definitions of terms in the glossary and throughout the book<BR id="CRLF">5Ecostrips, illustrations that place organisms in their most likely environments such as deep sea vents, tropical forests, deserts or hot sulfur springs<BR id="CRLF">5A new table that compares features of the most inclusive taxa<BR id="CRLF">5Application of a logical, authoritative, inclusive and coherent overall classification scheme based on evolutionary principles
What is sex? by Lynn Margulis( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring numerous full-color photos and illustrations, this book examines the evolutionary history of sexual reproduction. From the thermodynamic underpinnings of sex to the beginnings of human society's decoupling of sex and reproduction, the authors write in a popular science mode on reproduction in species from humans to insects and bacteria to peacocks
Ian McHarg conversations with students : dwelling in nature by Ian L McHarg( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the legendary figures in twentieth-century landscape design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, and his own inspired writing. In classic texts such as his landmark 1969 book Design with Nature, McHarg painted an incredibly rich and exuberant picture of the organic world while conjuring up a vision of a more wholesome and productive metropolis. In this new entry in the popular Conversations with Students series, we are proud to make McHarg's never-before-in-print lecture "Collaboration with Nature" available for the first time. Captured on tape in the 1970s, the lecture is the sequel to Design with Nature. This is a must-read for anyone in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental science, and urban planning."--Publisher's website
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Lynn Petra 1938-2011
Margelis, L.
Margelis, L. 1938-2011
Margolis, Lynn
Margulis, L.
Margulis, L. 1938-2011
Margulis, Lynn
Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-
Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-2011
מרגולין, לין
マーギュリス, リン
マルグリス, リン
English (333)
Spanish (19)
Japanese (10)
French (8)
German (6)
Catalan (5)
Portuguese (3)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Dutch (2)
Czech (1)