Books

(with Josh Mitteldorf) Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old—and What it Means for Staying Young, Manhattan: Flatiron Books. Spanish, Turkish, Japanese.

Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edge of Science, University of Minnesota Press, 2013 “Profound, elegant, and funny,” —Greg Bear, “A… delicious menu of science, philosophy, and just plain astute observations of Life in the Anthropocene” —Penny Boston

(Editor)) Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel. Chelsea Green Publishing. Essays by David Abram, David Ray Griffin, Niles Eldredge, James Lovelock and others. 2012 IndieFab Award Winner, Bronze, Biography (Adult Nonfiction), ForeWord Reviews.

Biospheres: Metamorphosis of Planet Earth. CreateSpace: Amazon. One of “Kevin Kelly’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization.” 2012.

The Sciences of Avatar. Amazon Digital Services, LLC, 2010.

(with Tyler Volk) Death & Sex White River Junction: VT Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009. Winner of Bookbinder’s Guild of New York 2009 Award for Best Nonfiction Hardcover. Sexo/Muerte, (Muerte by Tyler Volk), David Gonzáles Raga (trans.), Editorial Kairós (Barcelona)

Notes from the Holocene: A Brief History of the Future White River Junction: VT Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009. Translated into Chinese and Spanish.

(with Lynn Margulis) Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007.

 (with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Peter Raven, Mario Molina, Rafael L. Bras, Peter Gleick, Gary Wolff, Lynn Margulis, Gerardo Ceballos, and Carlos Zollo, photographs by Antonio Vizcaíno) Water Mexico City: America Natural, 2006. Simultaneously published in Spanish.

(with Eric D. Schneider) Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Translated into Spanish.

(with Dianne Ackerman, Robert Hutchinson, Phillip Ball, John Horgan, Within the Stone: Nature’s Abstract Rock Art, Photography by Bill Atkinson. El Segundo, Calif: BrownTrout Publishers, 2004.

 (with Lynn Margulis) Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species New York: Basic Books, 2002.

(with John Skoyles) Up From Dragons: The Evolution of Human Intelligence New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. Translated into Italian.

Cooking with Jesus: From the Primal Brew to the Last Brunch Charleston, South Carolina: BookSurge Publishing, 2001.

(with Lynn Margulis) What is Life? Foreword by Niles Eldredge. Main Selection, Global Business Network Book Club. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.  German, Japanese translation, Portuguese, French and Spanish translations.

(with Lynn Margulis) Slanted Truths: Essays on Gaia, Evolution and Symbiosis New York: Copernicus Books, 1997. Library of Science Book Club main selection. Chinese translation.

(with Lynn Margulis) What is Sex? New York: Simon and Schuste, 1997. Catalan, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish translations.

(with Lynn Margulis) Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 1997.  Foreword by Lewis Thomas.

(with Lynn Margulis) Garden of Microbial Delights:  A Practical Guide to the Subvisible World New York: Harcourt, 1988; Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company: 1993. School Library Journal’s List of Best Books for Young Adults.

(with Lynn Margulis) Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality New York: Touchstone, 1986.

(with Lynn Margulis) Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Biospheres: Metamorphosis of Planet Earth. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990; New York: Bantam, 1990. Translated into French, Spanish, and Italian.

 

Select Essays to 2011

 “Thermodynamics and Thought” In Chimeras and Consciousness, Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein (Eds), Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011, pp. 241-250.

“Sweet Nothing” Wild River Review, 2011. “Who is I?” Wild River Review, 2011. “Dangerous Ideas” Wild River Review, 2010. “Whales and Aliens” Wild River Review, 2010.

“My Father” NASA Kepler website, November 9, 2010.

“Introduction: Umwelt after Uexküll” in A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans by Jakob von Uexküll, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010, pp. 1-34.

“Samuel Butler’s Willful Machines: The Lost Wisdom of Erewhon,” The Common Review, 2010, (Summer), pp. 10-19.

“Stardust Memories” Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture, Issue 36, Dust, 2009, pp. 96-101.

“What is the Cultural Relevance of Bacteria?” Sputnik Observatory, 2009.

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