Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution (Paperback)
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Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 11/06/1997
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This title is back in print with a revised preface. "Microcosmos" 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 their interconnectedness of all life on the planet.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520210646
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm


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"A luminous prose style. . . . Clear, evocative, and, at its best, dense with realities rather than concepts or opinions, [Microcosmos] grips the serious reader in a way that transcends both science and science journalism." * New York Times Book Review *
"Microcosmos is a book for all to read. Although the ideas expressed with such clarity and enthusiasm in this enthralling volume are soundly based on current scientific research they are couched in a language that anyone with a smattering of biology can easily grasp. . . . Microcosmos is a book packed with information and fascinating detail, but all of it to the purpose of demonstrating how life forms are interwoven with each other." * The Ecologist *
"A fascinating, engrossing, superbly written account. . . . Makes the story of evolution-including very recent findings-accessible." * Los Angeles Times *
"A stunning, complex chronicle . . . proposing that only an understanding of the microcosm from which life sprang can make possible our ultimate leap beyond Earth into a human-devised supercosm." * Publishers Weekly *
"First published in 1986, Microcosmos is already regarded as a seminal book in its field." * Hartford Courant *

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