Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life

Authors: Rauchfuss, Horst

  • Critical assessment of the different theories and hypotheses about the origin of life based on the latest scientific findings
  • Exciting and easily understandable presentation suitable for researchers in all fields as well as for interested lay people
  • A "must" for chemists, biochemists, and biologists
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About this book

Up to now, we do not have a generally accepted theory about the origin of life and about the process of development of life, we only have a great number of - to some extent even contradictory – hypotheses. Meanwhile there came up some scientific findings beyond thought only a few years ago.

Horst Rauchfuss is comparing the different theories from the view of the latest results and is giving an exciting and easy understandable insight into the present state of research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Historical Survey

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    Pages 3-16

  • The Cosmos, the Solar System and the Primeval Earth

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    Pages 17-41

  • From the Planets to Interstellar Matter

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    Pages 43-85

  • “Chemical Evolution”

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    Pages 87-124

  • Peptides and Proteins: the “Protein World”

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    Pages 125-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life
Authors
Translated by
Mitchell, T.N.
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78823-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78823-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78822-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09763-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 339
Topics