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The Emergence of Life on Earth: A Historical and Scientific Overview

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How did life emerge on Earth? Is there life on other worlds? These questions, until recently confined to the pages of speculative essays and tabloid headlines, are now the subject of legitimate scientific research. This book presents a unique perspective--a combined historical, scientific, and philosophical anaylsis, which does justice to the complex nature of the subject. The book's first part offers an overview of the main ideas on the origin of life as they developed from antiquity until the twentieth century. The second, more detailed part of the book examines contemporary theories and major debates within the origin-of-life scientific community.

Topics include:

  • Aristotle and the Greek atomists' conceptions of the organism
  • Alexander Oparin and J.B.S. Haldane's 1920s breakthrough papers
  • Possible life on Mars?

Book News Annotation:

An instructor of history and philosophy of biology at Tel-aviv U. and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology takes a broad scientific look at the origins of Earth life with a view to possible life on Mars and beyond. Based partly on a similarly themed 1997 book in Hebrew.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Synopsis:

This new series presents innovative titles pertaining to human origins, evolution, and behavior from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Subject areas include but are not limited to biological and physical anthropology, prehistoric archaeology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology. The series volumes will be of interest primarily to students and scholars in these fields.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-300) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813527406
Author:
Fry, Iris
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Origin
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life -- Origin.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
4671
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.25 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This new series presents innovative titles pertaining to human origins, evolution, and behavior from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Subject areas include but are not limited to biological and physical anthropology, prehistoric archaeology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology. The series volumes will be of interest primarily to students and scholars in these fields.
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