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Marine Hydrothermal Systems and the Origin of Life

Report of SCOR Working Group 91

Editors: Holm, N.G. (Ed.)

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Research of the origins of life in connection with a marine environment started at the end of the seventies, when the `black smokers' in the Pacific were discovered and the Red Sea deep hydrothermal brines were found to be a fruitful environment for abiotic synthesis of life precursors. For a while this research was categorised under the heading `chemistry', but in less than a decade the topic became fully integrated into the science of 'oceanography'. The Scientific Committee on Oceanographic Research (SCOR) initiated Working Group 91: Chemical Evolution and Origin of Life in Marine Hydrothermal Systems'. This volume contains the final report of this working group.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Why are Hydrothermal Systems Proposed as Plausible Environments for the Origin of Life?

    Holm, Nils G.

    Pages 5-14

  • Hydrothermal Systems: Their Varieties, Dynamics, and Suitability for Prebiotic Chemistry

    Holm, Nils G. (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Modern Life at High Temperatures

    Daniel, Roy M.

    Pages 33-42

  • Aqueous Organic Geochemistry at High Temperature/High Pressure

    Simoneit, Bernd R. T.

    Pages 43-65

  • Chemical Environments of Submarine Hydrothermal Systems

    Shock, Everett L.

    Pages 67-107

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Hydrothermal Systems and the Origin of Life
Book Subtitle
Report of SCOR Working Group 91
Editors
  • N.G. Holm
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2741-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2741-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5216-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
III, 250
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