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Title Chimeras and consciousness : evolution of the sensory self / edited by Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
©2011

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Subject Consciousness.
Sense organs -- Evolution.
Symbiogenesis.
Brain -- Evolution.
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Evolution (Biology)
Consciousness -- physiology.
Alt Name Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011,
Asikainen, Celeste A.,
Krumbein, Wolfgang E.,
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index.
Contents Valuable viruses / Frank P. Ryan -- More like a waterfall / William Day -- Alarmones / Antonio Lazcano, Arturo Becerra, and Luis Delaye -- Early sensibilities / Kenneth H. Nealson -- Smart bacteria / Eshel Ben-Jacob, Yoash Shapira, and Alfred I. Tauber -- Ancient architects / Wolfgang E. Krumbein and Celeste A. Asikainen -- Others / Laurie Lassiter -- Nested communities / James MacAllister -- Cosmic rhythms of life / Bruce Scofield -- Life's tectonics / Paul D. Lowman Jr. and Nathan Currier -- Evolutionary illumination / Peter Warshall -- Symbiogenesis in Russia / Victor Fet -- From movement to sensation / John L. Hall and Lynn Margulis -- Packaging DNA / Andrew Maniotis -- Lemurs and split chromosomes / Robin Kolnicki -- Interspecies hybrids / Sonya E. Vickers and Donald I. Williamson -- Origins of the immune system / Margaret J. McFall-Ngai -- Medical symbiotics / Jessica Hope Whiteside and Dorion Sagan -- Animal consciousness / Gerhard Roth -- Brains and symbols / John Skoyles -- Thermodynamics and thought / Dorion Sagan -- "I know who you are, I know where you live" / Judith Masters -- Cultural networks / Luis Rico -- Bibliography -- Appendix A. Major groups of living organisms -- Appendix B. The international geological time scale.
Summary This title begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Scientist-scholars from a range of fields - including biochemistry, cell biology, history of science, family therapy, genetics, microbial ecology, and primatology - trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 0262312468 (electronic bk.)
9780262312462 (electronic bk.)
9780262015394 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262015390 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262515832 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0262515830 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0262294974
9780262294973
OCLC # 865564941
Additional Format Print version: Chimeras and consciousness. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011 9780262015394 (DLC) 2010032242 (OCoLC)658200250



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