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The origins of life : from the birth of life to the origin of language

Author: John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.
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In this volume, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary propose that during evolution, there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. These  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
ISBN: 019286209X 9780192862099
OCLC Number: 247735989
Notes: Includes index. - Bibliography. - Originally published: 1999.
Description: 192 S : Ill ; 20 cm.
Contents: PREFACE; 1. LIFE AND INFORMATION; 2. THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS; 3. FROM CHEMISTRY TO HEREDITY; 4. FROM THE RNA WORLD TO THE MODERN WORLD; 5. FROM HEREDITY TO SIMPLE CELLS; 6. THE ORIGIN OF EUKARYOTIC CELLS; 7. THE ORIGIN OF SEX; 8. GENETIC CONFLICT; 9. LIVING TOGETHER; 10. THE EVOLUTION OF MANY-CELLED ORGANISMS; 11. ANIMAL SOCIETIES; 12. FROM ANIMAL TO HUMAN SOCIETIES; 13. THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE; GLOSSARY; NOTES; FURTHER READING; INDEX.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.
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