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Origins Of Life

Author : Geoffrey Zubay
ISBN : 9780080497617
Genre : Science
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Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos, Second Edition, suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose in the universe and how it might arise elsewhere. This thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas one may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, one can certainly make some plausible reconstructions of it. Such discussions have greatly expanded our understanding of the principles of chemical evolution and how they compare and contrast with the principles of biological evolution. The text is strong on biochemistry and its recent applications to origins' research. Provides an excellent review of basic biochemistry an evolution Written in a clear, concise style for scientists, students, and readers interested in a scientific inquiry into the origins of life Written by an authority in the field, and brought fully up-to-date in light of new research Pulls together valuable information not found in a single source Organized and presented in a manner conductive for use in a college course Heavily illustrated to make difficult concepts concrete

Origins Of Life On The Earth And In The Cosmos

Author : Geoffrey L. Zubay
ISBN : 0697221172
Genre : Science
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This introductory text describes key events in the evolution of life, starting from the origin of the universe. The emphasis is on experimentation, with a discussion of past and current scientific research and experiments used to explain the origins of life. The text is designed to attract a wide variety of students, and is appropriate for use in a number of different disciplines as it requires little knowledge of biology or geology in the reader.

Origins Of Life In The Universe

Author : Robert Jastrow
ISBN : 9780521825764
Genre : Science
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The most fascinating questions on the history of the Universe are answered in this text.

The Molecular Origins Of Life

Author : Andri Brack
ISBN : 0521564751
Genre : Science
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This 199 book reviews discoveries in astronomy, paleontology, biology and chemistry to help us to understand the likely origin of life on Earth.

Life S Origin

Author : J. William Schopf
ISBN : 0520233913
Genre : Science
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This volume explores the historical and current theories about the origin of life, addressing in particular the three key puzzles of how and when life began on Earth and in what form.


Author : Yves Coppens
ISBN : 9781628722802
Genre : Science
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In this potent book, three eminent scientists—an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist—ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and offer thoughtful, enlightening answers in terms the layperson can easily understand. Until now, most of these questions were addressed by religion and philosophy. But science has reached a point where it, too, can voice an opinion. Beginning with the Big Bang roughly fifteen billion years ago, the authors trace the evolution of the cosmos, from the first particles, the atoms, the molecules, the development of cells, organisms, and living creatures, up to the arrival of Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Proactive, informative, and free of technical or scientific jargon, Origins offers compelling insights into how the universe, life on Earth, and the human species began.

The Fifth Miracle

Author : Paul Davies
ISBN : 9781439126820
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ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE? In his latest far-reaching book, The Fifth Miracle, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin of life. Three and a half billion years ago, Mars resembled Earth. It was warm and wet and could have supported primitive organisms. If life once existed on Mars, might it have originated there and traveled to Earth inside meteorites blasted into space by cosmic impacts? Davies builds on the latest scientific discoveries and theories to address the larger question: What, exactly, is life? Is it the inevitable by-product of physical laws, as many scientists maintain, or an almost miraculous accident? Are we alone in the universe, or will life emerge on all Earth-like planets? And if there is life elsewhere in the universe, is it preordained to evolve toward greater complexity and intelligence? On the answers to these deep questions hinges the ultimate purpose of mankind -- who we are and what our place might be in the unfolding drama of the cosmos.

Conflict In The Cosmos

Author : Simon Mitton
ISBN : 0309093139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of Sir Fred Hoyle explores his major contributions to the fields of astrophysics and astronomy, as well as his role in bringing science to the people through radio and television.


Author : Sun Kwok
ISBN : 9783642328022
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How did life originate on Earth? For over 50 years, scientists believed that life was the result of a chemical reaction involving simple molecules such as methane and ammonia cooking in a primordial soup. Recent space observations have revealed that old stars are capable of making very complex organic compounds. At some point in their evolution, stars eject those organics and spread them all over the Milky Way galaxy. There is evidence that these organic dust particles actually reached the early Solar System. Through bombardments by comets and asteroids, the young Earth inherited significant amounts of stardust. Was the development of life assisted by the arrival of these extraterrestrial materials? In this book, the author describes stunning discoveries in astronomy and solar system science made over the last 10 years that have yielded a new perspective on the origin of life. Other interesting topics discussed in this book The discovery of diamonds and other gemstones in space The origin of oil Neon signs and fluorescent lights in space Smoke from the stars Stardust in our hands Where oceans come from The possibility of bacteria in space

Life In Darwin S Universe

Author : Gene Bylinsky
ISBN : UOM:39015002509647
Genre : Science
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Examines the creation of the universe, the origins of life on Earth, the many paths of evolution, and the possibilities of life on other planets with environmental conditions similar to those on Earth

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