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The Spark of Life: Darwin and the Primeval Soup

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"A highly readable survey of the historical prelude to the study of the origins of life, as well as selected areas of current research, including the search for extraterrestrial life."-NatureWhere did we come from? Did life arise on earth or on some other planet? What did the earliest primitive organisms look like? Untangling a century of contentious debate, the authors explore current theories of the source of life-from Martian meteors to hydrothermal vents-and then present their own elegant scenario: Life arose not in the subterranean depths, as many believe, but on Earth's tumultuous surface, where a primitive form of natural selection spawned the first genetic material, perhaps in the form of a proto-virus. Knowing exactly how life began on Earth will not only teach us more about ourselves, it will bring us closer to finding life elsewhere.

Synopsis:

The definitive story-in all its fascinating detail-of the search for life's beginnings

About the Author

Christopher Wills is Professor of Biology at the University of California at San Diego. His books include Yellow Fever, Black Goddess and Children of Prometheus. Jeffrey Bada is Professor of Marine Chemistry and Director of the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in Exobiology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Christopher Wills is Professor of Biology at the University of California at San Diego. His books include Yellow Fever, Black Goddess and Children of Prometheus. Jeffrey Bada is Professor of Marine Chemistry and Director of the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in Exobiology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738204932
Author:
Wills, Christopher
Author:
Bada, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Life (biology)
Subject:
Beginning
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Life -- Origin.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 15.2 oz

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