Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life / Edition 1by T. N. Mitchell, Horst Rauchfuss
Pub. Date: 12/05/2008
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Horst Rauchfuss is comparing the different theories from the view of
Up to now, we do not have a generally accepted theory about the origin of life and about the process of development of life, we only have a great number of - to some extent even contradictory – hypotheses. Meanwhile there came up some scientific findings beyond thought only a few years ago.
Horst Rauchfuss is comparing the different theories from the view of the latest results and is giving an exciting and easy understandable insight into the present state of research.
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Table of ContentsHistorical Survey.- The Cosmos, the Solar System and the Primeval Earth.- From the Planets to Interstellar Matter.- "Chemical Evolution".- Peptides and Proteins: the "Protein World".- The "RNA World".- Other Theories and Hypotheses.- The Genetic Code and Other Theories.- Basic Phenomena.- Primeval Cells and Cell Models.- Exo/Astrobiology, and Other Related Subjects.- Epilogue.- List of Abbreviations.- Glossary of Terms.
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