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Scientists elucidate the astounding collective sensory capacity of Earth and its evolution through time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: Selves
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 1. Valuable Viruses
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. 2. More Like a Waterfall
  2. pp. 23-34
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  1. 3. Alarmones
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. 4. Early Sensibilities
  2. pp. 45-52
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  1. Part II: Groups
  2. pp. 53-54
  1. 5. Smart Bacteria
  2. pp. 55-62
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  1. 6. Ancient Architects
  2. pp. 63-70
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  1. 7. Others
  2. pp. 71-90
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  1. 8. Nested Communities
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. Part III: Earth
  2. pp. 107-108
  1. 9. Cosmic Rhythms of Life
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. 10. Life’s Tectonics
  2. pp. 123-128
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  1. 11. Evolutionary Illumination
  2. pp. 129-150
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  1. Part IV: Chimeras
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. 12. Symbiogenesis in Russia
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. 13. From Movement to Sensation
  2. pp. 159-166
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  1. 14. Packaging DNA
  2. pp. 167-172
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  1. 15. Lemurs and Split Chromosomes
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. 16. Interspecies Hybrids
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. 17. Origins of the Immune System
  2. pp. 199-206
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  1. 18. Medical Symbiotics
  2. pp. 207-218
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  1. Part V: Consciousness
  2. pp. 219-220
  1. 19. Animal Consciousness
  2. pp. 221-232
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  1. 20. Brains and Symbols
  2. pp. 233-240
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  1. 21. Thermodynamics and Thought
  2. pp. 241-250
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  1. 22. “I Know Who You Are; I Know Where You Live”
  2. pp. 251-258
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  1. 23. Cultural Networks
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-280
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  1. Appendix A: Major Groups of Living Organisms
  2. pp. 281-288
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  1. Appendix B: The International Geological Time Scale (Time-Rock Divisions)
  2. pp. 289-290
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 291-308
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 309-314
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 315-322
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  1. Insert
  2. pp. 342-349
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780262312462
Related ISBN
9780262015394
MARC Record
OCLC
865564941
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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