Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution by Lynn MargulisMicrocosmos brings together the remarkable discoveries of microbiology of the past two decades 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 the interconnectedness of all life on the planet.
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Books. Four billion years of microbial evolution. Micro-Cosmos. Lynn Margulis and. Dorion Sagan. Summit Books, New. York, pp., illus. $ (cloth ).
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Dorion Sagan born is an American author, essayist, fiction writer, and theorist from Madison, Wisconsin. He has written and co-authored books on culture, evolution, and the history and philosophy of science , including Cosmic Apprentice, Cracking the Aging Code, and Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel. His book Into the Cool, co-authored with Eric D. Schneider, is about the relationship between non-equilibrium thermodynamics and life. Sagan is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and biologist Lynn Margulis. He has four siblings.
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, announced in that it will permanently archive her papers. Before her move to the Botany Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in , she had been a biology professor at Boston University for 22 years. Her publications span a wide-range of scientific topics in cell biology, microbial evolution, taxonomy and Gaia theory. Probably best known for development of the theory of symbiogenesis, she challenged a central tenet of neo-Darwinism: she maintained that little significant inherited variation comes from random mutations in DNA. New organelles, tissues, organs, and even new species evolve primarily through the fusion of genomes in symbioses followed by natural selection. Beyond contributions to evolution, Dr.