Earth, Life, and System
Developed from a symposium held at Texas Tech University in 2012 and edited by Bruce Clarke, Earth, Life, and System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet (Fordham University Press, 2015) brings together specialists across a range of disciplines to explore the broad implications of evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis's work. Earth, Life, and System addresses the multiple themes that animated Margulis's science: astrobiology and the origin of life, ecology and symbiosis from the microbial to the planetary scale, the coupled interactions of earthly environments and evolving life in Gaia theory and earth system science, and the connections of these newer scientific ideas to cultural and creative productions.
Bruce Clarke is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English. Clarke co-edits the book series Meaning Systems, published by Fordham University Press. His most recent books include Neocybernetics and Narrative (Minnesota 2014); the essay collection Earth, Life, and System (Fordham 2015); and, co-edited with Manuela Rossini, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (Cambridge 2017).