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Cairns-Smith, A. G. (Alexander Graham)

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Works: 26 works in 110 publications in 7 languages and 5,356 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QH325, 577
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Most widely held works by A. G Cairns-Smith
Seven clues to the origin of life a scientific detective story by A. G Cairns-Smith ( )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and German and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume addresses the question of how life may have arisen on earth, in the spirit of an intriguing detective story. It relies on the methods of Sherlock Holmes, in particular his principle that one should use the most paradoxical features of a case to crack it. This approach to the essential biological problems is not merely light-hearted, but a fascinating scrutiny of some very fundamental questions. The reader is introduced to organic chemistry and the workings of an E. coli, to show how difficult it is to get chemical systems to produce products such as RNA or DNA, and yet, how very complex a simple cell is
Evolving the mind : on the nature of matter and the origin of consciousness by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our minds must be considered among the wonders of the natural world. It seems hardly credible that an organised assemblage of molecules can generate vivid feelings and sensations, yet the brain is such an assemblage and it does ... So, how does our conscious mind arise from our physical brain? Evolving the Mind examines this question by following two main themes: how theories of the mind have evolved in science and how the mind itself evolved in Nature. This book is written in a very accessible way. It is amusing, serious, informative and at times conversational. It starts in history and follows a trail for a physical theory of consciousness inadvertently laid down by twentieth century science
Genetic takeover and the mineral origins of life by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life puzzle: on crystals and organisms and on the possibility of a crystal as an ancestor by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clay minerals and the origin of life ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrets of the mind : a tale of discovery and mistaken identity by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How satisfactory and how complete is our understanding of the workings of the mind? What are the secrets of the mind? How many are there? And of what kind?" "Writing in a conversational style, noted Glasgow chemist and author A. G. Cairns-Smith discusses fundamental questions about 'mind and matter' which science is struggling to understand. The journey leads us to confront the "Great Enigma" - the nature of consciousness itself, and ultimately the question of free will."--BOOK JACKET
L'Enigme de la vie : une enquête scientifique by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siete pistas sobre el origen de la vida : una historia científica en clave detectivesca by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin of life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focuses on the questions what is the definition of life and what characteristics must a structure possess to be said to be living. The world's leading evolutionists describe the origins of life and the preconditions necessary for life to arise, as well as the newest theories of autocatalytic RNA."
La evolución de la mente : sobre la naturaleza de la materia y el origen de la conciencia by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Subject of matter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheng ming qi yuan di qi diao xian suo by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Si wei de mi mi : yi ge guan yu fa xian he hun xiao de gu shi = Secrets of the mind : a tale of discovery and mistaken identity by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sette indizi sull'origine della vita : una detective-story scientifica by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clay minerals and the origin of life : (Workshop on clays and the origin of life; Glasgow, 18-24 July 1983) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kokoro wa naze shinkasurunoka : Kokoro nō ishiki no kigen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seimei no kigen o toku nanatsu no kagi by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identeki nottori ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clay minerals and the origin the life ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven clues to the origin of life by A. G Cairns-Smith ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cairns-Smith, A
Cairns-Smith, A. G.
Cairns-Smith, A. Graham
Cairns-Smith, Alexander Graham.
Cairns-Smith, Graham.
Cairns-Smith, Graham 1931-
Graham Cairns-Smith, A.
Smith, A. G. Cairns-.
Smith, A. G. Cairns 1931-
Smith, A. G. Cairns- (Alexander Graham Cairns-)
Smith, Alexander G. Cairns-
Smith Alexander Graham Cairns-
Smith, Alexander Graham Cairns- 1931-
ケアンズ=スミス, A. G
Languages
English (79)
Spanish (11)
Japanese (6)
Chinese (4)
Italian (2)
German (1)
French (1)
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