Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

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Author / Contributor(s): Lynn Margulis Dorion Sagan, Lewis Thomas
Publisher: University of California Press
Date: 1997
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Trade paperback (US). 304p.
5.56 in. x 8.26 in.

Condition: NEW

"Microcosmos is nothing less than the saga of the life of the planet. Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan have put it all together, literally, in this extraordinary book, which is unlike any treatment of evolution for a general readership that I have encountered before. A fascinating account that we humans should be studying now for clues to our own survival."--From the Foreword by Dr. Lewis Thomas

Microcosmos brings together the remarkable discoveries of microbiology in the later decades of the 20th century and the pioneering research of Dr. Margulis to create a vivid new picture of the world that is crucial to our understanding of the future of the planet. Addressed to general readers, the book provides a beautifully written view of evolution as a process based on interdependency and their interconnectedness of all life on the planet.