Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life

Proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution, Trieste, Italy, 4–8 September 1995

Editors: Chela-Flores, Julian, Raulin, FRANCOIS (Eds.)

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Leading researchers in the area of the origin and evolution of life in the universe contributed to Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life. This volume provides a review of this interdisciplinary field. In 35 chapters many aspects of the origin of life are discussed by 90 authors, with particular emphasis on the early paleontological record: physical, chemical, biological, and informational aspects of life's origin, instrumentation in exobiology and system exploration; the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial intelligent radio signals.
This book contains the proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution that took place in September 1995, in which scientists from a wide geographical distribution joined in a Memorial to Cyril Ponnamperuma, who was a pioneer in the field of chemical evolution, the origin of life, and exobiology, and also initiated the Trieste Conferences on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life. This fourth Conference was therefore dedicated to his memory.
Audience: Graduate students and researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of chemical evolution and the origin of life.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Cosmic Evolution, Life and Man

    Oro, J.

    Pages 3-19

  • Experimental Retracement of Terrestrial Origin of an Excitable Cell: Was it Predictable?

    Fox, Sidney W. (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • Cosmology: the Universe in Evolution

    Coyne, G. V.

    Pages 35-49

  • From Cosmic Formation of Chiral Bioorganics in Interstellar Dust to Comet Seeds of Life’s Origins: Are 1025 Chances Enough ?

    Greenberg, J. Mayo (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Strategies for the Search of Life in the Universe

    Schneider, J.

    Pages 73-84

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution, Trieste, Italy, 4–8 September 1995
Editors
  • Julian Chela-Flores
  • FRANCOIS Raulin
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1712-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1712-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4111-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7266-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 414
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