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The Resource Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet, edited by Bruce Clarke

Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet, edited by Bruce Clarke

Label
Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet
Title
Earth, life, and system
Title remainder
evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bruce Clarke
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 essays within take up, variously, astrobiology and the origin of life, ecology and symbiosis from the microbial to the planetary scale, the coupled interactions of earthly environments and evolving life in Gaia theory and earth system science, and the connections of these newer scientific ideas to cultural and creative productions. Dorion Sagan acquaints the reader with salient issues in Lynn Margulis's scientific work, the controversies they raised, and the vocabulary necessary to follow the arguments. Sankar Chatterjee synthesizes several strands of current theory for the origin of life on earth. James Strick tells the intertwined origin stories of James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis and Margulis's serial endosymbiosis theory. Jan Sapp explores the distinct phylogenetic visions of Margulis and Carl Woese. Susan Squier examines the epigenetics of embryologist and developmental biologist C.H. Waddington. Bruce Clarke studies the convergence of ecosystem ecology, systems theory, and science fiction between the 1960s and the 1980s. James Shapiro discusses the genome evolution that results not from random changes but rather from active cell processes. Susan Oyama shows how the concept of development balances an over-emphasis on genetic coding and other deterministic schemas. Christopher Witmore studies the ways in which a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, mixes up natural resources, animal lives, and human appetites. And Peter Westbroek brings the insights of earth system science toward a new worldview essential for a proper response to global change
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
570.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH373
LC item number
.E27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clarke, Bruce
Series statement
Meaning systems
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Convergence (Biology)
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Philosophy
  • Biodiversity
  • Convergence (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Gaia-Hypothese
Label
Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet, edited by Bruce Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn891427614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780823265251
Lccn
2014030497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823265251
  • (OCoLC)891427614
Label
Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet, edited by Bruce Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn891427614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780823265251
Lccn
2014030497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823265251
  • (OCoLC)891427614

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