Christopher Wills and Jeffrey Bada examine the enduring mysteries surrounding life's origin: did life arise on Earth or on some other planet? What did the earliest primitive organisms look like? Were they based on RNA, DNA, or on something we would hardly recognize today? The authors examine the latest research - in fields ranging from molecular biology to astronomy - on questions surrounding life's origins. They untangle a century of contentious debate and explore many theories, assessing the probability of everything from asteroids and Martian rocks to 'primordial soup' and volcanic vents. They then present their own elegant and compelling scenario: life arose not in the subterranean depths, as many believe, but on Earth's tumultuous surface, where a primitive form of natural selection spawned the first genetic material, perhaps in the form of a proto-virus. The book ends with a whirlwind tour of one of the most exciting scientific endeavors -the search for extra-terrestrial life.
TAILLE DU FICHIER: 3,33 MB
DATE DE PUBLICATION: 2001-Apr-14
AUTEUR: Jeffrey Bada
NOM DE FICHIER: The Spark of Life. Darwin anf the Primeval Soup.pdf
The spark of life : Darwin and the primeval soup by Wills, Christopher; Bada, Jeffrey. Publication date 2000 Topics Life (Biology), Life, Beginning Publisher Cambridge, Massachusetts : Perseus Pub. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Includes glossary (p. -265), notes and ...
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