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Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative

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Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe? And if inevitable, what are these forces, and how do they account not only for the origin of life but also for its evolution toward increasing complexity? Vital Dust is a groundbreaking history of life on Earth, a history that only someone of Chrisitian de Duves stature and erudition could have written.

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"Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe? And if inevit"

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A sweeping portrait--covering four billion years--of the possible origins and evolution of life on earth, written by a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist on the cutting edge of research into these issues.

About the Author

Christian De Duve shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Biology or Medicine with Albert Claude and George Palade for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. he is Professor Emeritus at the Medical Faculty of the University of Louvain, Belgium, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University in New York. He is also the author of A Guided Tour of the Living Cell and Blueprint for a Cell.

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ISBN:
9780465090457
Author:
De Duve, Christian
Author:
Duve, Christian De
Author:
de Duve, Christian
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.3 oz

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