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Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet

Author: Bruce Clarke
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Series: Meaning systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Exploring the broad implications of evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis's work, this collection brings together specialists across a range of disciplines, from paleontology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory, and geobiology to developmental systems theory, archaeology, history of science, cultural science studies, and literature and science. Addressing the multiple themes that animated Margulis's science, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Clarke
ISBN: 9780823265244 0823265242 9780823265251 0823265250
OCLC Number: 891427614
Description: xii, 347 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Earth, life, and system / Bruce Clarke --
Life on a Margulisian planet; a son's philosophical reflection / Dorion Sagan --
The RNA/protein world and the endoprebiotic origin of life / Sankar Chatterjee --
Exobiology at NASA: incubator for the Gaia and serial endosymbiosis theories / James Strick --
On symbiosis, microbes, kingdoms, and domains / Jan Sapp --
The world egg and the ouroboros: two models for theoretical biology / Susan Squier --
The planetary imaginary: Gaian ecologies from Dune to Necromancer / Bruce Clarke --
Bringing cell action into evolution / James Shapiro --
Sustainable development: living with systems / Susan Oyama --
Bovine urbanism: the ecological corpulence of Bos urbanus / Christopher Witmore --
Symbiotism: Earth and the greening of civilisation / Peter Westbroek.
Series Title: Meaning systems.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce Clarke.

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