"Autobiographical, passionate, argumentative." -Kirkus Reviews
In Symbiotic Planet Lynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical contact with one another, is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. Ranging from bacteria to 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 and the importance of species classification for how we think about the living world. Written with enthusiasm and authority, this is a book that could change the way you view our living Earth....Continua