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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Mathematical, statistical, and computer sciences. Apr 08, Will rated it liked it Shelves: The Meaning s of Life. Her writing at times exhibits passion and poetry, and you can see that this is a real powerhouse of a woman who converses and argues with other scientists inter aliashe was married to Carl Sagan for nearly a decade to expand horizons and perpectives.

The details o Eating and reproducing among even the tiniest life forms is made into an incredibly fascinating journey by Lynn Margulis in this skinny publication.

Most of us have been indoctrinated into the dogma known as the non-inheritability of acquired traits. Retrieved 22 July 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. James Watson Robert A. Mitochondria have their own DNA. Ferguson, University of Colorado – Denver. My father hated his arrogance and my mother was always suspicious of his self-centered character.


InEnglish evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins had this to say about Lynn Margulis and her work:. Lynn Margulis and her students are responsible for a number of advances in our understanding of these sorts of symbiotic routes to speciation and the creation and development of SET serial endosymbiosis theory. Ivan WallinKonstantin Mereschkowski [1].

Symbiotic Planet: How Life Evolved Through Cooperation

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Interesting in that it explained how cells were formed by symbiotic relationships between bacteria, but failing to explain how symbiotic relationships in general speed evolution forward. She relates how she became interested in cytoplasmic outside the cell nucleus genetics, and comments on how times have changed. Mainly I just monitor the findings.

Who disagrees with the author, and why are they wrong?

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution – Lynn Margulis – Google Books

She will, however, be born with the ability to produce energy in an oxygen rich environment through respiration. It is suggested that sex originated as abortive cannibalism, where one protoctist tried to consume another, failed but allowed the two nuclei to merge.

This is one of the great achievements of twentieth-century evolutionary biology, and I greatly admire her for it. Many of her marguliw books are co-authored often with one of her sons and I feel that this publication could have done with more imput from other minds.


Much later I was informed, not even by the editor, that extremely negative peer review had led Academic Press to hold the manuscript for months. Maxine Singer Howard Martin Temin Dry land became forested only after symbioses of algae and fungi evolved into plants. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In her book Symbiotic PlanetMargulis explored the relationship between Gaia and her work on symbiosis.

Gaia, so beloved by some mystics, feminists and romantics, is actually the name currently given to the processes that help to regulate the planetary eco-systems that sustain life in nargulis myriad forms, not some anthropomorphised goddess that needs worshipping as would have happened in the classical period. Margulis has a brilliant writing style, much the way Sagan writes about Physics. Rose Sewall Wright The Ages of Gaia: Collins Elaine Fuchs J.

What this book is: Burton Mildred Cohn Bernstein Melvin Calvin Rudolph A. Not much on symbiosis or planetary symbiosis and Gaia.