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Slanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution

Author: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011.
Slanted truths.
New York : Copernicus, ©1997
(DLC) 97002160
(OCoLC)36284061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
ISBN: 9781461222842 1461222842
OCLC Number: 647022721
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Memoirs: Sunday with J. Robert Oppenheimer / Lynn Margulis ; The red shoe dilemma / Lynn Margulis --
pt. 2. Symbiosis and individuality: Marriage of convenience / Lynn Margulis and Mark McMenamin ; Swimming against the current / Lynn Marguls and Michael Dolan ; The uncut self / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis ; Power to the protoctists / Lynn Margulis ; From kefir to death / Lynn Margulis ; Kingdom animalia : the zoologocal malaise from a microbial perspective / Lynn Margulis ; Speculation on speculation / Lynn Margulis --
pt. 3. Gaia: The atmosphere as circulatory system of the biosphere--the Gaia hyposthesis / Lynn Margulis and James E. Lovelock ; Gaia and philosophy / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis ; The global sulfur cycle and Emiliania Huxleyi / Dorion Sagan ; Descartes, dualism, and beyond / Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis, and Ricardo Guerrero ; What Narcissus saw : the oceanic "eye" / Dorion Sagan ; A good four-letter word / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis ; The biota and Gaia : one hundred fifty years of support for environmental sciences / Lynn Margulis and Gregory Hinkle ; Gaia and the colonization of Mars / Lynn Margulis and Oona West ; Futures / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis ; A pox called man / Lynn Margulis --
pt. 4. Evolution and evolutionists: Big trouble in biology : physiological autopoiesis versus mechanistic neo-Darwinism / Lynn Margulis ; The riddle of sex / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis ; Science education, USA : not science, not yet education / Lynn Margulis ; An epistemological afterword / Dorion Sagan.
Responsibility: Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan ; foreword by Philip and Phylis Morrison.

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Lynn Margulis and her son, the writer Dorion Sagan, present this selection from their essays. These demonstrate how apparently unrelated interests combine into a single scientific world-view about  Read more...
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