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Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors

Author: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together the various discoveries of microbiology. Of interest to general readers, this book provides a view of evolution as a process based on interdependency and their interconnectedness of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
ISBN: 0520210646 9780520210646
OCLC Number: 627668010
Notes: Originally published: New York : Summit Books, 1986.
Description: 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan ; foreword by Lewis Thomas.

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