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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 ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
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During evolution there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. These include the origin of: genes; the genetic code; cells; and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maynard Smith, John, 1920-2004.
Origins of life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)623191008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
ISBN: 0198504934 9780198504931 9780192862099 019286209X
OCLC Number: 40980149
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Life and information --
Major transitions --
From chemistry to heredity --
From the RNA world to the modern world --
From heredity to simple cells --
Origin of eukaryotic cells --
Origin of sex --
Genetic conflict --
Living together --
Evolution of many-celled organisms --
Animal societies --
From animal societies to human societies --
Origin of language.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.
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