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The Resource First Life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began

First Life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began

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First Life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
Title
First Life
Title remainder
discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This pathbreaking book explores how life can begin, taking us from cosmic clouds of stardust, to volcanoes on Earth, to the modern chemistry laboratory. Seeking to understand life's connection to the stars, David Deamer introduces astrobiology, a new scientific discipline that studies the origin and evolution of life on Earth and relates it to the birth and death of stars, planet formation, interfaces between minerals, water, and atmosphere, and the physics and chemistry of carbon compounds. Deamer argues that life began as systems of molecules that assembled into membrane-bound packages. Thes
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AU@
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Deamer, David
Dewey number
576.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Exobiology
  • Life
  • Science
  • Natural history
Target audience
adult
Label
First Life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Fireball Over Australia; Chapter 2: Where Did Life Begin?; Chapter 3: When Did Life Begin?; Chapter 4: Carbon and the Building Blocks of Life; Chapter 5: The Handedness of Life; Chapter 6: Energy and Life's Origins; Chapter 7: Self-Assembly and Emergence; Chapter 8: How To Build a Cell; Chapter 9: Achieving Complexity; Chapter 10: Multiple Strands of Life; Chapter 11: Catalysts: Life in the Fast Lane; Chapter 12: Copying Life's Blueprints; Chapter 13: How Evolution Begins
  • Chapter 14: A Grand Simulation of Prebiotic EarthChapter 15: Prospects for Synthetic Life; Epilogue; Sources and Notes; Index
Control code
ocn810094488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 271 p.
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9780520274457
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)810094488
Label
First Life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Fireball Over Australia; Chapter 2: Where Did Life Begin?; Chapter 3: When Did Life Begin?; Chapter 4: Carbon and the Building Blocks of Life; Chapter 5: The Handedness of Life; Chapter 6: Energy and Life's Origins; Chapter 7: Self-Assembly and Emergence; Chapter 8: How To Build a Cell; Chapter 9: Achieving Complexity; Chapter 10: Multiple Strands of Life; Chapter 11: Catalysts: Life in the Fast Lane; Chapter 12: Copying Life's Blueprints; Chapter 13: How Evolution Begins
  • Chapter 14: A Grand Simulation of Prebiotic EarthChapter 15: Prospects for Synthetic Life; Epilogue; Sources and Notes; Index
Control code
ocn810094488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 271 p.
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9780520274457
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)810094488

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