Emergence of Life on Earth A Historical and Scientific Overview

ISBN-10: 0813527406

ISBN-13: 9780813527406

Edition: 2000

Authors: Iris Fry
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Introduction: the Origin of Life--A Subject with a Past and a Future
"From the Dust of the Ground"
Spontaneous Generation--Ups and Downs
The Revival of the Belief in Spontaneous Generation
Louis Pasteur--The Deathblow to Spontaneous Generation
Between Pasteur and Darwin--A Dead End
The Oparin-Haldane Hypothesis
An Era of Optimism
Evolution in a Test Tube
Manfred Eigen's Model
Crisis--Real or Fictitious?
The Rna World--A Case for Renewed Optimism?
And Yet, Metabolism
The Emergence of Life--Neither by Chance Nor by Design
"Life on Mars? So What?"
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