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Title:
Complexity : the evolution of Earth's biodiversity and the future of humanity
Author:
Burger, William C.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
Physical Description:
367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Offers an overview of evolutionary history showing that cooperation and symbiosis have played a critical role in the growing complexity of life on Earth, up to the complex human societies whose very success now threatens the biosphere.
Language:
English
Contents:
Billions of beetles -- Bacteria, eukaryotic cells, and sex -- What drives the formation of new species? -- The geography of species richness -- Patterns, hotspots, and the geography of lineages -- Sustaining local biodiversity -- The expansion of biodiversity on Planet Earth -- A world of ever-increasing complexity -- Biological complexity triumphant : the human mind -- Ever more complexity : human cultural advance -- A four-billion-year epic -- Trillions of transistors : an uncertain future.
ISBN:
9781633881938
Format :
Book