At Home in the Universe by Stuart A. Kauffman Symbiotic Planet by Lynn Margulis How the Leopard Changed Its Spots by Brian Goodwin The Rainbow And The. Symbiotic Planet: How Life Evolved Through Cooperation. Lynn Margulis, Author Basic Books $23 (p) ISBN Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary theorist and biologist, science author, educator, and popularizer, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that “Lynn Margulis’s name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles . In her book Symbiotic Planet, Margulis explored the relationship.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Worst of all, she is a horrible writer. Although Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution laid the foundations of modern biology, it did not tell the whole story.

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Before she zymbiotic complete her dissertation, she was offered research associateship and then lecturership at Brandeis University in Massachusetts in Behavioral and social science s I’m a sucker for popular science books.

Retrieved 25 July Journal of Theoretical Biology. Not all scientists can write books for a general audience by themselves. Pregnant and sleepy in class. The chapter starts with her thirteenth year, and covers mainly the period from that time to the late s. Mailed off to Academic Press, the publisher who held the contract, the receipt of the box is not acknowledged; wait … wait … about five months later, my box, without explanation, sent by surface book rate, reappeared at my mail margulix.


Mar 21, Stephen Palmer rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 20, Kat Tan-a rated it it was amazing. Superb book by an acknowledged inspiration and authority in the field.

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These are the ancestors of animals and fungi. As opposed to popular culture, Lovelock proposed Gaia not as an organism but as the aggregate of systems present on earth. She liked to shock people. Dry land became forested only after symbioses of algae and fungi evolved into plants.

Guardian News and Media Limited. In fact, one of the plus-points of this book for me, as a non-scientist, was the analogy I can see with the creative arts not to mention technology. I learned so much Leonid Hurwicz Patrick Suppes The Scientist as Rebel.

It seems to hold better explanatory marguils for why populations tend to remain stable. May Berenbaum Bruce Alberts Mary Ellen Avery G. First deciding to run away from home, then realizing that without money and with winter coming on, this was impractical, she played things by ear.

Nov 08, Yamhilette rated it it was amazing. Anyway, the hypothesis that symbiosis leads to evolution is very interesting. The Quarterly Review of Biology.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lynn Margulis. Retrieved 22 July We were taught how, through science, we could symbiotoc about answering important philosophical questions.


It is suggested that sex originated as abortive cannibalism, where one protoctist tried to consume another, failed but allowed the two nuclei to merge.

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SYMBIOTIC PLANET by Lynn Margulis | Kirkus Reviews

A classic Lynn Margulis book. Margulis strives in this short book to connect the idea of Gaia with her symbiotic theory of evolution and does so quite convincingly to my mind. Margulis, a crystallographer, in The swimming anaerobes merged with oxygen breathing bacteria, becoming the mitochondria that allow the product to cope with increasing levels of oxygen.

She sums up the results of some scientific research done by other scientists, but fails to present the results as a set of proofs to support her points.


It’s short and succinct. The Embryo Project Encyclopedia. Inshe married Thomas N. Many of her major works, particularly those intended for a general readership, were collaboratively written with her son Dorion Sagan. Robert Byron Bird H. And there are occasional misspellings an obvious one is ‘archaebacteria’, appearing twice on one page as ‘archeabacteria’, which raises concerns about those I plaet have missed.

Synbiotic bit technical, but if that does not put you off, this is a fascinating read, detailing the collaborative nature of cellular evolution.

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