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

Overview
Works: 17 works in 128 publications in 9 languages and 5,528 library holdings
Genres: Science television programs  Documentary television programs  Popular works  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,215 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 767 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 )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 646 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 )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clay minerals and the origin of life( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the mind : a tale of discovery and mistaken identity by A. G Cairns-Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 424 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."--Jacket
The origin of life by Mike Riddle( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 16 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."
The Subject of matter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 11 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

Clay minerals and the origin the life( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving the mind on the nature of matter and the origing of consciousness by A. G Cairns-Smith( )

1 edition published in 1996 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

Ewolucja umysłu : o naturze i pochodzeniu świadomości by A. G Cairns-Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mente e coscienza : Saggio sulla natura della materia e l'origine della coscienza by A. G Cairns-Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Secrets of the mind by A. G Cairns-Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture held at Adelaide University by Graham Cairns-Smith about the mind. Questions are taken from the audience
Yaşamın kökenine dair yedi ipucu by A. G Cairns-Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Xin zhi de jin hua = Evolving the mind by A. G Cairns-Smith( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui xin zhi zhe yi pang da de zhu ti zuo le qing xi de lun shu, nei rong she ji wu li xue, jin hua lun, sheng wu hua xue, shen jing ke xue ji xin li xue deng
 
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Evolving the mind : on the nature of matter and the origin of consciousness
Alternative Names
Cairns-Smith, A

Cairns-Smith, A. G.

Cairns-Smith, A. Graham

Cairns-Smith, Alexander Graham.

Cairns-Smith, Alexander Graham 1931-

Cairns-Smith, Graham.

Cairns-Smith, Graham 1931-

Graham Cairns-Smith, A.

Graham Cairns-Smith Brits moleculair bioloog

Graham Cairns-Smith schottischer Chemiker und Molekularbiologe an der Universität von Glasgow

Graham Cairns-Smith scientist

Smith, A. G. Cairns-.

Smith, A. G. Cairns 1931-

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

Smith Alexander Graham Cairns-

Smith, Alexander Graham Cairns- 1931-

ケアンズ=スミス, A.G.

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