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Biosphere Origin and Evolution

Editors: Dobretsov, N., Kolchanov, N., Rozanov, A., Zavarzin, G. (Eds.)

  • Contains articles based on the oral presentations given at the International Workshop on the Biosphere Origin and Evolution (BOE 2005)

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Modern natural science shows that the infancy of life on Earth experienced prebiotic evolution and included the emergence of primitive self-reproducing biologic forms and their systems. The subsequent coevolution of inorganic environment and biologic systems resulted in global propagation of life over the Earth and its enormous diversification. Diverse living organisms colonized the land, water, and atmosphere, as well as upper layers of the lithosphere, thereby forming the biosphere.

The book covers notions by scientists of various branches on the evolutionary relationship between the biosphere and geosphere, evolution features at various levels of living matter organization, and problems of prebiotic evolution and life origin. The data were collected in the course of the RAS program "Biosphere origin and evolution" (subprogram II) in 2003–2006. The objectives of this subprogram were (1) generalization of data related to problems of biosphere origin and evolution accumulated by geneticists, molecular biologists, zoologists, botanists, paleontologists, microbiologists, geologists, chemists, and archaeologists; (2) search for new interdisciplinary approaches to biosphere origin and evolution; (3) development of a "lingua franca" understandable by experts in various fields, which would allow apprehension of results concerning the topic obtained in allied sciences

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"The contents of this dense volume are mainly derived from a Russian Academy of Sciences research program of the same name, culminating in a conference held in Novosibirsk in 2005. … Dobretsov … and colleagues have compiled papers by microbiologists, chemists, geologists, paleobiologists, geneticists, and archaeologists. The book introduces novel theoretical frameworks and new data in many areas … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty." (W. L. Cressler, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • On Important Stages of Geosphere and Biosphere Evolution

    N.L. Dobretsov, N.A. Kolchanov, V.V. Suslov

    Pages 3-23

  • Microbial Biosphere

    G.A. Zavarzin

    Pages 25-42

  • Prebiotic Carbohydrates and Their Derivates

    O.P. Pestunova, A.N. Simonov, V.N. Snytnikov, V.N. Parmon

    Pages 103-117

  • The Ancient Anoxic Biosphere Was Not As We Know It

    A.E. Fallick, V.A. Melezhik, B.M. Simonson

    Pages 169-188

  • Biomineralization and Evolution. Coevolution of Mineral and Biological Worlds

    I.S Barskov

    Pages 211-218

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-68656-1
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Hardcover $229.00
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Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4329-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosphere Origin and Evolution
Editors
  • Nikolay Dobretsov
  • Nikolay Kolchanov
  • Alexey Rozanov
  • Georgy Zavarzin
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68656-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68656-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-68655-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4329-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 437
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