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Author Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011.

Title Slanted truths : essays on Gaia, symbiosis, and evolution / Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan ; foreword by Philip and Phylis Morrison.

Published New York : Copernicus, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  570 MARG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-339) and index.
Contents Foreword / Philip Morrison and Phylis Morrison -- Introduction / Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan -- 1. Sunday with J. Robert Oppenheimer / Lynn Margulis -- 2. The Red Shoe Dilemma / Lynn Margulis -- 3. Marriage of Convenience / Lynn Margulis and Mark McMenamin -- 4. Swimming Against the Current / Lynn Margulis and Michael Dolan -- 5. The Uncut Self / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis -- 6. Power to the Protoctists / Lynn Margulis -- 7. From Kefir to Death / Lynn Margulis -- 8. Kingdom Animalia: The Zoological Malaise from a Microbial Perspective / Lynn Margulis -- 9. Speculation on Speculation / Lynn Margulis -- 10. The Atmosphere as Circulatory System of the Biosphere - The Gaia Hypothesis / Lynn Margulis and James E. Lovelock -- 11. Gaia and Philosophy / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis -- 12. The Global Sulfur Cycle and Emiliania Huxleyi / Dorion Sagan -- 13. Descartes, Dualism, and Beyond / Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis and Ricardo Guerrero.
14. What Narcissus Saw: The Oceanic "Eye" / Dorion Sagan -- 15. A Good Four-Letter Word / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis -- 16. The Biota and Gaia: One Hundred Fifty Years of Support for Environmental Sciences / Lynn Margulis and Gregory Hinkle -- 17. Gaia and the Colonization of Mars / Lynn Margulis and Oona West -- 18. Futures / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis -- 19. A Pox Called Man / Lynn Margulis -- 20. Big Trouble in Biology: Physiological Autopoiesis versus Mechanistic neo-Darwinism / Lynn Margulis -- 21. The Riddle of Sex / Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis -- 22. Words as Battle Cries - Symbiogenesis and the New Field of Endocytobiology / Lynn Margulis -- 23. Science Education, USA: Not Science, Not Yet Education / Lynn Margulis -- 24. An Epistemiological Afterword / Dorion Sagan -- Professional Literature on Gaia -- Popular Literature on Gaia.
Summary Lynn Margulis, one of the most original and perceptive scientific thinkers of our time, and her son, writer Dorion Sagan, here present a selection from their many essays published in the last decade and a half. This collection includes some of their most provocative ideas on Gaia theory, symbiosis, individuality, and the way scientific research is conducted today.
Other author Sagan, Dorion, 1959-
Subject Biology.
Gaia hypothesis.
Evolution (Biology)
ISBN 0387949275 (hardcover : alk. paper)