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"A real encounter between a young Lynn Margulis and J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family complements four gently linked stories. I think of a multidimensional tango, of men and women to be sure, but also of two less predictable partners—love and science. Margulis' first fiction is as intriguing as her research in evolution!"

—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1981)

"Luminous Fish exposes the reality of the passions, and sexual and other desires which underlie and drive the lives of men and women scientists. Lynn Margulis gives brilliant glimpses of the public and private lives of her characters, and their emotional interactions with each other."

—Sir David Smith, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, Royal Society

"Science is often viewed as the cold, objective study of nature. Lynn Margulis shows us that this pursuit is often strongly and wonderfully influenced by the human touch. Luminous Fish is a fascinating read."

—Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin

"Luminous Fish is unadulterated Lynn Margulis, fascinating and fun all the way as you follow her characters—real and fictionalized—through the challenges and turmoils of life. Great reading!"

—J. Woodland Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University

"Difficult artists and writers are plentiful in fiction, but Lynn Margulis has a unique and vivid gift for portraying work-driven scientists and their mystified, vexed, or frustrated mates and friends."

—Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia

Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. She received a National Medal of Science from President Clinton in 1999. Among her many books are Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution, and Symbiosis in Cell Evolution: Microbial Communities in the Archean and Proterozoic Eon. With Dorion Sagan she has co-authored What is Life?; What is Sex?; Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species; and with K. V. Schwartz, Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth. The Library of Congress archives her papers.

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Synopsis:

Renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis exposes the passions of scientists (sexual and otherwise) in four provocative stories plus an intriguing real-life encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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National Review Attention, Radio Satellite Tour, Off-the-Book-Page Coverage, Academic Advertising, Library Marketing Campaign, Author Lecture Tie-in, Podcast on www.chelseagreen.com, Posters available, Outside Publicist.

About the Author

Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. She received a National Medal of Science from President Clinton in 1999. Among her many books are Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution, and Symbiosis in Cell Evolution: Microbial Communities in the Archean and Proterozoic Eon. With Dorion Sagan she has co-authored What is Life?; What is Sex?; Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species; and with K. V. Schwartz, Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth. The Library of Congress archives her papers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933392332
Author:
Margulis, Lynn
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Sciencewriters
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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