By Lynn Margulis
Margulis taps her vast fund of landmark ideas to show how natural systems working together have guided the course of existence on our planet. She proposes that there are five kingdoms of life rather that just two, a theory that ignited a fierce debate but ultimately changed biologists' most basic map of the living world. From there Margulis presents a compelling case for the importance of symbiosis in not only the emergence of higher organisms but in the evolution of sex, movement, minds, and life on land. Symbiotic Planet will be eagerly sought by anyone with a taste for truly visionary science.