Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life / Edition 1

Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life / Edition 1

by T. N. Mitchell, Horst Rauchfuss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540788220

ISBN-13: 9783540788225

Pub. Date: 12/05/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540788225
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/05/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Historical 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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