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The Emergence of Life on Earth: A Historical and Scientific Overview

Authors:
Iris Fry (author) and Trudi Gershenov (covers)
Language:
English
Original language:
English
Categories:
Biology, chemistry and science
Publication year:
2000
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Table of Contents:
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Origin of Life—A Subject With a Past and a Future
  1. "From the Dust of the Ground"
  2. Spontaneous Generation—Ups and Downs
  3. The Revival in the Belief in Spontaneous Generation
  4. Louis Pasteur—The Deathblow to Spontaneous Generation
  5. Between Pasteur and Darwin—A Dead End
  6. The Oparin-Haldane Hypothesis
  7. An Era of Optimism
  8. Evolution in a Test Tube
  9. Manfred Eigen's Model
  10. Crisis—Real or Fictitious?
  11. The RNA World—A Case for Renewed Optimism?
  12. And Yet, Metabolism
  13. The Emergence of Life—Neither by Chance nor by Design
  14. "Life on Mars? So What?"
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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