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Margulis, Lynn 1938-2011

Works: 259 works in 772 publications in 4 languages and 27,275 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Interviews  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH83, 570.12
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Most widely held works by Lynn Margulis
Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
49 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and French and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An all-inclusive catalogue of the world's living diversity, Five Kingdoms defines and describes the major divisions, or phyla, of nature's five great kingdoms - bacteria, protoctists, animals, fungi, and plants - using a modern classification scheme that is consistent with both the fossil record and molecular data. Generously illustrated and remarkably easy to follow, it not only allows readers to sample the full range of life forms inhabiting our planet but to familiarize themselves with the taxonomic theories by which all organisms' origins and distinctive characteristics are traced and classified
Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margulis, Lynn, Investigator, Non-NASA Center: U MA, Amherst
Symbiotic planet : a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although Charles Darwin's theory of evolution laid the foundations of modern biology, it did not tell the whole story. Most remarkably, The Origin of Species said very little about, of all things, the origins of species. 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." "In Symbiotic Planet, renowned scientist Lynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical contact with each other, is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. Ranging from bacteria, the smallest kinds of life, to the largest - the living Earth itself - Margulis explains the symbiotic origins of many of evolution's most important innovations." "Along the way, Margulis describes her initiation into the world of science and the early steps in the present revolution in evolutionary biology; the importance of species classification for how we think about the living world; and the way "academic apartheid" can block scientific advancement."--Jacket
What is life? by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earth ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text provides an accessible introduction to critical changes in the biosphere that have occurred since life's origin. Based on a course developed by Lynn Margulis and colleagues over many years, it presents an integrated view of how our planet evolved. Environmental Evolution differs from Earth-science textbooks in its consideration of geology as it is shaped by life. Unlike other biology textbooks, it considers geological and atmospheric changes through time. Fifteen scientists reflect on major events in the history of life on Earth. Comparisons with the atmospheres of other planets, laboratory studies on the origins of life, and fossil evidence of microbial communities all contribute to the story of early life and its environment. The ability of modern bacteria to trap, bind, and precipitate calcium carbonate explains the presence of stromatolites from the Archean and Proterozoic eons. Evidence from cell biology provides clues to the origin of eukaryotic cells by multiple serial symbiosis. Transcending academic boundaries, the Gaia hypothesis show how the sensing, growing, excreting, gas-exchanging, sediment-binding biota (plants, animals, and microbes) have irreversibly altered the third planet--from the origin of life some 4 billion years ago to the present. Environmental Evolution includes a glossary, charts and tables, lists of recommended readings, and an appendix that offers strategies for teaching, sample syllabi, and suggestions for assignments and class presentations
Diversity of life the illustrated guide to the five kingdoms by Lynn Margulis ( )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbiosis in cell evolution : life and its environment on the early Earth by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of species by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors argue that symbiotic merger far more than random mutation is the cause of new species
Origins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombination by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery dance : on the evolution of human sexuality by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines human sexuality and behavior as they attempt to trace its ancestral origins among reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other vertebrates
Early life by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garden of microbial delights : a practical guide to the subvisible world by Dorion Sagan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives information on where to find and cultivate microbial organisms
Slanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lynn Margulis, one of the most original and perceptive scientific thinkers of our time, and the writer Dorion Sagan here present a selection from their many essays published in the last decade and a half. This collection includes an extraordinary memoir of Margulis' encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer as well as provocative ideas on Gaia theory, symbiosis, individuality, and the way scientific research is conducted today
Origin of eukaryotic cells; evidence and research implications for a theory of the origin and evolution of microbial, plant, and animal cells on the Precambrian earth by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global ecology : towards a science of the biosphere by M. B Rambler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kingdoms & domains : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on Earth by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This extraordinary, all inclusive catalogue of the world's living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups, or phyla, of nature's most inclusive taxa. Developed after consultation with specialists, this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and with recent molecular, morphological and metabolic data. Generously illustrated, now in full color, Kingdoms and Domains is remarkably easy to read. It accesses the full range of life forms that still inhabit our planet and logically and explicitly classifies them according to their evolutionary relationships. Definitive characteristics of each phylum are professionally described in ways that, unlike most scientific literature, profoundly respect the needs of educators, students and nature lovers. This work is meant to be of interest to all evolutionists as well as to conservationists, ecologists, genomicists, geographers, microbiologists, museum curators, oceanographers, paleontologists and especially nature lovers whether artists, gardeners or environmental activists."--Jacket
What is sex? by Lynn Margulis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring numerous full-color photos and illustrations, this book examines the evolutionary history of sexual reproduction. From the thermodynamic underpinnings of sex to the beginnings of human society's decoupling of sex and reproduction, the authors write in a popular science mode on reproduction in species from humans to insects and bacteria to peacocks
Illustrated glossary of protoctista : vocabulary of the algae, apicomplexa, ciliates, foraminifera, microspora, water molds, slime molds, and the other protoctists ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Lynn Petra, 1938-2011
Alexander, Lynn Petra 1938-2011 Frueherer Name
Margelis, L.
Margelis, L., 1938-2011
Margulis, L. 1938-2011
Margulis, Lynn
Sagan, Lynn Alexander, 1938-
Sagan, Lynn Alexander, 1938-2011
Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-2011 Frueherer Name
マーギュリス, リン
マルグリス, リン
English (307)
German (5)
Japanese (4)
French (1)