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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Open Preview See a Problem? Her clarification of the Gaia hypothesis was skillful, but I take issue with The work presents a concise explanation of the author’s Serial Endosymbiosis Theory SETwhich she regards as the key to speciation. Indeed it has been, and In many places in this book she specifically mentions earlier scientists whose forgotten research and theories inspired her. 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.

May 25, Livia rated it really liked it. Here she describes the once radical theory that cells have incorporated bacteria to mutual advantage and uses that as a springboard to summarize a still more radical theory of how species evolve.

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Repetitive, incohesive structure, sometimes unclear. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Many of her major works, particularly those intended for a general readership, were collaboratively written with her son Dorion Sagan. We have a whole chapter on her early career which, while interesting, diverts from the main thrust of her arguments.

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Physical contact is a non-negotiable requisite for many differing kinds of life. Physical sciences s Albert Overhauser Frank Press The details of her theories are a little more involved and therefore more complicated to explain here.

Roelofs Berta Scharrer Nevertheless, it is hard, particularly if, like me, you are ignorant about biology, to know what parts are contentious, and what are not. The two survived together in symbiosis.

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution (Science Masters)

Written with enthusiasm and authority, this is a book that could change the way you view our living Earth. Want to Read saving…. Her autobiographical detours were delightful, but that’s a practice in which only senior scholars can safely indulge. Harry George Drickamer Herbert E. May 22, Janine rated it really liked it. Fascinating examples and thought-provoking rationale. A straightforward account of the science of evolutionary biology in the late 20th century; nor is it a textbook approach; nor is it even a journalistic, popular science approach.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. It seems that the best she could do was to try to relate this idea of symbiosis to the rather unpopular Gaia Theory.

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. National Center for Science Education. Roald Hoffmann George C.

She introduced a modified classification by which all life forms, including the newly discovered, could be integrated into the classical five kingdoms. Rather, we need to protect us from ourselves’. As a conservation biologist with evolutionary and ecology sciences under my belt, Lynn’s symbiotic theory made vast sense and added to my worldview. Could have more info and detail on symbiogenesis. When I found that she was the ex-wife of one of my favourite physicists, Carl Sagan, I decided that I wanted to learn more about her and came across the Symbiotic Planet.


January”New concepts of kingdoms or organisms. I appreciate her scientific explication of the Gaia Hypothesis, as opposed to the widespread, pop-spirituality one of a personified uber-organism. It is a worthwhile read even for readers who doubt their backgrounds in biology as she makes everything as clear as possible for lay readers. The Quarterly Review of Biology.

To many, especially young women, she must have been inspirational. Our self-inflated moral imperative to guide a wayward Earth or heal our sick planet is evidence of our immense capacity The Symbiotic Planet is a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis. Yes, these are pivotal events in the journey to marbulis eventual area of study, but Symbioic was not prepared for this! 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.

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Margulis realized that Evolution is simply all of history. The Symbiotic Planet is a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In Symbiotic Planet, renowned scientist Lynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical symbioticc with each other, is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. From Gaia to Selfish Genes: Quotes from Symbiotic Planet I found myself cheering for her explanatory theories of evolution all the way.