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From suns to life : a chronological approach to the history of life on earth

Author: Muriel Gargaud
Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This review gathers astronomers, geologists, biologists, and chemists around a common question: how did life emerge on Earth? The ultimate goal is to probe an even more demanding question: is life  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Gargaud
ISBN: 0387450823 9780387450827
OCLC Number: 85879197
Notes: The frieze kept in pocket at end of book.
"Reprinted from Earth, moon, and planets, volume 98, nos. 1-4, 2006."
Description: 370 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 frieze (100 x 70 cm folded to 20 x 15 cm)
Contents: From the Arrow of Time to the Arrow of Life.- Dating Methods and Corresponding Chronometers in Astrobiology.- Solar System Formation and Early Evolution: the First 100 Million Years.- Building of a Habitable Planet.- Prebiotic Chemistry - Biochemistry - Emergence of Life (4.4-2 Ga).- Environmental Context.- Ancient Fossil Record and Early Evolution (ca. 3.8 to 0.5 Ga).- A Synthetic Interdisciplinary "Chronological Frieze": an Attempt.- Life On Earth... And Elsewhere?.
Other Titles: Earth, moon, and planets.
Responsibility: edited by Muriel Gargaud [and others].

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