skip to content
Origins of Life. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Origins of Life.

Author: Freeman Dyson
Publisher: Port Chester : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
How did life on earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this book, Freeman Dyson examines these questions and discusses the two main theories that try to explain how naturally occurring chemicals could organize themselves into living creatures. The majority view is that life began with replicating molecules, the precursors of modern genes. The minority belief is that  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dyson, Freeman.
Origins of Life.
Port Chester : Cambridge University Press, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman Dyson
ISBN: 9780511050831 0511050836
OCLC Number: 1047703125
Description: 1 online resource (112 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half-title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Preface --
CHAPTER ONE Illustrious Predecessors --
SCHRÖDINGER AND VON NEUMANN --
EIGEN AND ORGEL --
MARGULIS --
KIMURA --
CHAPTER TWO Experiments and Theories --
CHEMISTRY --
GENETICS AND PALEONTOLOGY --
The Deep Hot Biosphere --
THEORIES --
Oparin --
Eigen --
Cairns-Smith --
CHAPTER THREE A Toy Model --
THE MEANING OF METABOLISM --
DETAILS OF THE MODEL --
CONSEQUENCES OF THE MODEL --
CHAPTER FOUR Open Questions --
WHY IS LIFE SO COMPLICATED? --
Other Questions Suggested by the Toy Model. Were the first living creatures composed of molecules resembling proteins, or molecules resembling nucleic acids, or a --
At what stage did random genetic drift give way to natural selection? --
Does the model contradict the Central Dogma of molecular biology? --
How did nucleic acids originate? --
How did the modern genetic apparatus evolve? --
How late was the latest common ancestor of all living species? --
Does there exist a chemical realization of my model, for example, a population of a few thousand amino acids forming an. What will happen to my little toy model when the problem of the origin of life is finally solved? --
WIDER IMPLICATIONS --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

How did life on earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this book, Freeman Dyson examines these questions and discusses the two main theories that try to explain how naturally occurring chemicals could organize themselves into living creatures. The majority view is that life began with replicating molecules, the precursors of modern genes. The minority belief is that random populations of molecules evolved metabolic activities before exact replication existed. Dyson analyzes both of these theories with reference to recent important discoveries by ge.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1047703125> # Origins of Life.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "1047703125" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Place/port_chester> ; # Port Chester
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Topic/life_origin> ; # Life--Origin
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/576.83/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Person/dyson_freeman> ; # Freeman Dyson
    schema:datePublished "1999" ;
    schema:description "Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER ONE Illustrious Predecessors -- SCHRÖDINGER AND VON NEUMANN -- EIGEN AND ORGEL -- MARGULIS -- KIMURA -- CHAPTER TWO Experiments and Theories -- CHEMISTRY -- GENETICS AND PALEONTOLOGY -- The Deep Hot Biosphere -- THEORIES -- Oparin -- Eigen -- Cairns-Smith -- CHAPTER THREE A Toy Model -- THE MEANING OF METABOLISM -- DETAILS OF THE MODEL -- CONSEQUENCES OF THE MODEL -- CHAPTER FOUR Open Questions -- WHY IS LIFE SO COMPLICATED? -- Other Questions Suggested by the Toy Model."@en ;
    schema:description "How did life on earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this book, Freeman Dyson examines these questions and discusses the two main theories that try to explain how naturally occurring chemicals could organize themselves into living creatures. The majority view is that life began with replicating molecules, the precursors of modern genes. The minority belief is that random populations of molecules evolved metabolic activities before exact replication existed. Dyson analyzes both of these theories with reference to recent important discoveries by ge."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/909078> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#CreativeWork/origins_of_life> ;
    schema:name "Origins of Life."@en ;
    schema:productID "1047703125" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1047703125#PublicationEvent/port_chester_cambridge_university_press_1999> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
    schema:url <http://qut.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=142390> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511050831> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1047703125> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Person/dyson_freeman> # Freeman Dyson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dyson" ;
    schema:givenName "Freeman" ;
    schema:name "Freeman Dyson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/909078#Place/port_chester> # Port Chester
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Port Chester" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511050831>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0511050836" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511050831" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.