We tend to think of Big History in a ‘big way’ – the cosmos, billions of years, trillions of kilometres … but this isn’t the whole picture. Biologist Lynn Margulis produced a book about small-scale life, Microcosmos (1986), which led her to collaborate with chemist James Lovelock on Earth dynamics. In this way, molecular biologist Elizabeth Martin-Kutter also worked with microbial life and helped develop one of early courses and texts in Cosmic Evolution and Big History with astrophysicist G. Siegfried Kutter.
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