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Margulis, Lynn 1938-2011

Works: 224 works in 932 publications in 11 languages and 27,621 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Interviews  Popular works  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QH83, 577
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lynn Margulis
Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and French and held by 3,681 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
Symbiotic planet : a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,566 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
Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors by Lynn Margulis( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margulis, Lynn, Investigator, Non-NASA Center: U MA, Amherst
Environmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 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
Acquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of species by Lynn Margulis( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 975 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 )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early life by Lynn Margulis( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery dance : on the evolution of human sexuality by Lynn Margulis( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines human sexuality and behavior as they attempt to trace its ancestral origins among reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other vertebrates
Symbiosis in cell evolution : life and its environment on the early Earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution by Lynn Margulis( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 680 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 )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 656 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 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information on where to find and cultivate microbial organisms
Global ecology : towards a science of the biosphere by M. B Rambler( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness and concern over environmental degradation has reached an all time high, as the effect of man's activities on the global environment grows to greater and greater proportions. To understand the consequences of these activities, it is necessary to understand the fundamental nature of the system that supports life on a planetary scale. This book is the first interdisciplinary text on global ecology and is readable to students with only one to two years of science background. It contains a glossary of specialized terms which will enable students who are traditionally trained in ge
Symbiosis in cell evolution : microbial communities in the Archean and Proterozoic eons by Lynn Margulis( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity of life : the five kingdoms by Lynn Margulis( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how scientists classify living organisms into groups known as kingdoms, and the characteristics of each
Kingdoms & domains : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on Earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 247 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
Ian McHarg : conversations with students : dwelling in nature by Ian L McHarg( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the legendary figures in twentieth-century landscape design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, and his own inspired writing. In classic texts such as his landmark 1969 book Design with Nature, McHarg painted an incredibly rich and exuberant picture of the organic world while conjuring up a vision of a more wholesome and productive metropolis. In this new entry in the popular Conversations with Students series, we are proud to make McHarg's never-before-in-print lecture "Collaboration with Nature" available for the first time. Captured on tape in the 1970s, the lecture is the sequel to Design with Nature. This is a must-read for anyone in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental science, and urban planning."--Publisher's website
Lynn Margulis : the life and legacy of a scientific rebel by Dorion Sagan( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tireless, controversial, and hugely inspirational to those who knew her or encountered her work, Lynn Margulis was a scientist whose intellectual energy and interests knew no bounds. Best known for her work on the origins of eukaryotic cells, the Gaia hypothesis, and symbiogenesis as a driving force in evolution, her work has forever changed the way we understand life on Earth. When Margulis passed away in 2011, she left behind a groundbreaking scientific legacy that spanned decades. This book gathers together the voices of friends and colleagues to remark on her life and legacy, in essays that cover her early collaboration with James Lovelock, her fearless face-off with Richard Dawkins during the so-called Battle of Balliol at Oxford, the intrepid application of her scientific mind to the insistence that 9/11 was a false-flag operation, her affinity for Emily Dickinson, and more. Margulis was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983, received the prestigious National Medal of Science in 1999, and her papers are permanently archived at the Library of Congress. Margulis was named one of the twenty most influential scientists alive, one of only two women on this list, which include such scientists as Stephen Hawking, James Watson, and Jane Goodall
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Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth
Alternative Names
Alexander, Lynn Petra 1938-2011

Lin Margulis

Lynn Margulis Amerikaans biologe (1938-2011)

Lynn Margulis biolog amerykańska

Lynn Margulis bióloga

Lynn Margulis biologa statunitense

Lynn Margulis biologiste de l'évolution américaine

Lynn Margulis US-amerikanische Evolutionsbiologin

Lynn Margulisová

Margelis, L.

Margelis, L. 1938-2011

Margolis, Lynn

Margulis, L.

Margulis, L. 1938-2011

Margulis, Lynn

Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-

Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-2011

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Лінн Марґуліс

Маргулис, Линн

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לין מרגוליס

מרגולין, לין

لين مارغوليس

لین مارگولیس زیست‌شناس آمریکایی

லின் மர்குலிஸ்

린 마굴리스

마굴리스, 린 1938-2011

マーギュリス, リン

マーグリス, リン

マルグリス, リン



English (348)

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Japanese (5)

German (2)

Catalan (2)

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French (1)

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Symbiotic planet : a new look at evolutionMicrocosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestorsEnvironmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earthAcquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of speciesOrigins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombinationMind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our timeSlanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolutionGarden of microbial delights : a practical guide to the subvisible world