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Environmental Evolution Effects of the Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth

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ISBN-10: 0262132737

ISBN-13: 9780262132732

Edition: 1992

Authors: Lynn Margulis, Lorraine Olendzenski

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Fifteen distinguished scientists discuss the effects of life--past and present--on planet Earth.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: MIT Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 426
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Comparison of Planetary Atmospheres: Mars, Venus, and Earth
Cosmochemical Evolution and the Origins of Life
Origin of Life: Polymers before Monomers?
Origins of Membrane Structure
Origins of Life: The Historical Development of Recent Theories
The Antiquity of Life
Evidence of Earliest Life
Microbial Mats of Abu Dhabi
Stromatolites of Shark Bay
Symbiosis Theory: Cells as Microbial Communities
Spirochetes and the Origin of Undulipodia
Life in the Late Proterozoic
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Chemical Signals from Plants and Phanerozoic Evolution
Questions and Answers
Mammalian Evolution: Karyotypic Fission Theory
The Gaia Hypothesis
Gaia: What's New?
Appendix A: Teaching Strategy
Sample Schedule and Minimal Assignments
Time Assignment
Space Assignment
Worksheets
Field Trips
Suggestions to Students Preparing Class Presentations
The Interactive Lecture Program
Appendix B: Five-Kingdom Classification Scheme
Appendix C: Background Reading
Appendix D: Geological Time
Appendix E: Modes of Nutrition
Glossary
Credits
Addresses of Contributors
Index