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Cosmochemistry and the Origin of Life : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Maratea, Italy, June 1-12, 1981

Author: Cyril Ponnamperuma
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1983.
Series: NATO advanced study institutes series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, 101.
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For the first time in human history, developments in many branches of science provide us with an opportunity of formula ting a comprehensive picture of the universe from its beginning to the present time. It is an awesome reflection that the carbon in our bodies is the very carbon which was generated during the birth of a star. There is a perceptible continuum through the billions of years which can be revealed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Ponnamperuma
ISBN: 9789400970724 9400970722 9789400970748 9400970749
OCLC Number: 840306259
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages).
Contents: Cosmochemistry and the Origin of Life --
Synthesis of the Chemical Elements --
The Largest Molecules in Space: Interstellar Dust --
Comets, Interstellar Molecules, and the Origin of Life --
Impact of Solar System Exploration on Theories of Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life --
The Chemical Composition and Climatology of the Earth's Early Atmosphere --
The Dating of the Earliest Sediments on Earth --
Inorganic Chemistry of Earliest Sediments: Bioinorganic Chemical Aspects of the Origin and Evolution of Life --
Biologically Mediated Isotope Fractionations: Biochemistry, Geochemical Significance and Preservation in the Earth's Oldest Sediments --
Organic Molecules as Chemical Fossils --
The Molecular Fossil Record --
Appendix: Cosmochemistry and the Origin of Life --
Participants.
Series Title: NATO advanced study institutes series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, 101.
Other Titles: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Maratea, Italy, June 1-12, 1981
Responsibility: edited by Cyril Ponnamperuma.

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