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Life itself : its origin and nature

Author: Francis Crick
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A basic book about biology, the origin of life, and the origin of man.
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Crick, Francis, 1916-2004.
Life itself.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1981
(OCoLC)647142698
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Crick
ISBN: 0671255622 9780671255626 0671255630 9780671255633
OCLC Number: 7653292
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Times and distances, large and small --
2. The cosmic pageant --
3. The uniformity of biochemistry --
4. The general nature of life --
5. Nucleic acids and molecular replication --
6. The primitive earth --
7. A statistical fallacy --
8. Other suitable planets --
9. Higher civilizations --
10. How early could life have started? --
11. What would they have sent? --
12. The design of the rocket --
13. The two theories contrasted --
14. Fermi's question reconsidered --
15. Why should we care? --
Appendix: The genetic code.
Responsibility: Francis Crick.

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A basic book about biology, the origin of life, and the origin of man.

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