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Complexity

The Intricate History of Earth's Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity

Complexity( )
Author: Burger, William C.
ISBN:978-1-63388-193-8
Publication Date:Jun 2016
Publisher:Prometheus Books, Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

Tracing the arc of evolutionary history, biologist William C. Burger shows that cooperation and symbiosis have played a critical role in the ever increasing complexity of life on earth. Life may have started from the evolution of cooperating organic molecules, which outpaced their noncooperating neighbors. A prime example of symbiosis was the early incorporation of mitochondria into the eukaryotic cell (through a process called "endosymbiosis"). This event gave these cells a powerful...
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Book Details
Pages:380
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Medical / Environmental Health
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 9.165 x 1.17 Inches
Book Weight:1.276 Pounds



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