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Origins of life

Author: Freeman J Dyson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"How did life on Earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this extensively rewritten second edition, 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  Read more...
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Dyson, Freeman J.
Origins of life.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99021079
(OCoLC)40964815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson
ISBN: 0511002157 9780511002151 0511035594 9780511035593 0511116993 9780511116995 0521626684 9780521626682
OCLC Number: 47009169
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 100 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Illustrious predecessors --
Experiments and theories --
A toy model --
Open questions.
Responsibility: Freeman Dyson.
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How did life on earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this updated and expanded second edition of Origins of Life, Freeman Dyson examines these  Read more...

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'This is first class update of the first editon.' Peter Mata, Spaceflight "...he [Dyson] makes strong arguments with real substance, going beyond the level of most popular science writing. Most Read more...

 
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