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Margulis, Lynn 1938-2011

Works: 322 works in 1,132 publications in 11 languages and 30,147 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Interviews  Popular works  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Collector, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH83, 577
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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 )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 3,323 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 )

33 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margulis, Lynn, Investigator, Non-NASA Center: U MA, Amherst
Diversity of life : the five kingdoms by Lynn Margulis( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how scientists classify living organisms into groups known as kingdoms, and the characteristics of each
Environmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,393 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
Symbiotic planet : a new look at evolution by Lynn Margulis( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,367 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 )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCI To the question, what is life?, world renowned biologist Margulis and science writer Sagan (her coauthor on Mystery Dance, LJ 7/91, and her son) respond: Life is matter that chooses. Mammalian cells are descended from the amalgamation of different strains of ancient bacteria. All life is connected to us through time and space. Species of organisms diverge into new kinds, yet earlier patterns never entirely disappear. Every species of plant, animal, and fungus perishes, and similar new taxa evolve from them or their kind. The human species may eventually disappear, but something else will evolve from our kind. We learn that we are not the only creative and original creatures but part of a global aggregation. Yet while we are not the only species to make evolutionary choices, we are the ones whose choices will make a difference as to what type of planetary ecosystem we leave for those species that follow. Beautifully executed with numerous photos and illustrations, this thought-provoking work is recommended for general readers and informed lay readers. Gloria Maxwell, Kansas City P.L., Kan.--LJ 08/00/1995
Origins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombination by Lynn Margulis( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of species by Lynn Margulis( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue that symbiotic merger far more than random mutation is the cause of new species
Early life by Lynn Margulis( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante la mayor parte de la historia de la Tierra, la vida ha sido invisible. Las comunidades bacterianas han modelado la superficie y la atmósfera del planeta a lo largo de miles de millones de años. Aunque estos microorganismos sean insignificantes, representan una gran diversidad y originalidad de formas de vida, adaptadas a los ambientes más insólitos que podamos imaginar. Muchas de las actividades que asociamos con los organismos pluricelulares, como por ejemplo hongos, plantas o animales -la reproducción, el movimiento, el sexo, etc.- son realmente invenciones bacterianas antiguas. Antes de la aparición evolutiva de los animales y de las plantas más simples, las bacterias ya habían escrito los primeros capítulos de la historia de la vida. Descifrar esta historia ancestral es una tarea científica apasionante, y esta obra de Lynn Margulis y Michael F. Dolan nos aproxima a ella sin que necesitemos una formación científica previa
Mystery dance : on the evolution of human sexuality by Lynn Margulis( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 848 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 : an introduction to biological associations by Surindar Paracer( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbiosis in cell evolution : life and its environment on the early Earth by Lynn Margulis( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 735 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
Ian McHarg : conversations with students : dwelling in nature by Ian L McHarg( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 703 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
Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology affect every facet of our lives, yet the content of science often seems remote and arcane. In first-hand, candid interviews, Mind, Life and Universe not only explores the cutting-edge content of science, but it also reminds us, as beautifully as any book I know, that the pursuit of science is and intensely human endeavor
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 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden of microbial delights : a practical guide to the subvisible world by Dorion Sagan( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information on where to find and cultivate microbial organisms
Kingdoms & domains : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on Earth by Lynn Margulis( )

29 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 586 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
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 557 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
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Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth
Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestorsDiversity of life : the five kingdomsEnvironmental evolution : effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet earthSymbiotic planet : a new look at evolutionWhat is life?Origins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombinationAcquiring genomes : a theory of the origins of speciesSlanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution
Alternative Names
Alexander, Lynn Petra 1938-2011

Margelis, L., 1938-2011

Margolis, Lynn

Margulis, L. 1938-2011

Margulis, Lynn, 1938-

Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-

Sagan, Lynn Alexander 1938-2011

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