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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 : Oxford University Press, 1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Origins of Life, Maynard Smith and Szathmáry have completely rewritten their earlier book, The Major Transitions in Evolution, to bring their ideas to a wider audience of general readers. Here is a brilliant, original picture of how life evolved on earth, focusing primarily on six major transitionsdramatic breakthroughs in the way that information was passed between generations. The authors offer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Maynard Smith, John, 1920-2004.
Origins of life
(OCoLC)42746019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
ISBN: 9780191604218 0191604216
OCLC Number: 904281463
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Life and information --
The major transitions --
From chemistry to heredity --
From the RNA world to the modern world --
From heredity to simple cells --
The origin of eukaryotic cells --
The origin of sex --
Genetic conflict --
Living together --
The evolution of many-celled organisms --
Animal societies --
From animal societies to human societies --
The origin of language.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.

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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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