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The Resource Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos, Geoffrey Zubay

Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos, Geoffrey Zubay

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Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos
Title
Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Zubay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose on the earth and how it might arise elsewhere. This thorough revision of a successful first edition describes the key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas we may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, we can make some plausible reconstructions of how it took place. Such exercises have greatly expanded our understanding of the principles of chemical evolution and how they compare and contrast with the principles of biological evolution. Book jacket."--Jacket
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Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zubay, Geoffrey L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.Z83 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Vie (biologie)
  • Evolution
  • Molekularbiologie
  • Biogenese
Label
Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos, Geoffrey Zubay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origin of the Universe. -- Formation of the Elements. -- Beginnings of Chemistry. -- Element Abundances of the Planets. -- Geologic, Hydrologic, and Atmospheric Evolution of the Earth. -- Cells, Organelles, and Biomolecules. -- Metabolic Strategies and Pathway Design. -- Biochemical Catalysis. -- Storage, Replication, and Utilization of Biochemical Information. -- General Considerations Concerning the Origin of Life on the Earth. -- Biochemical Pathways Involving Carbohydrates. -- Prebiotic Pathways Involving Carbohydrates. -- Similarities Between the Biosynthesis of Nucleotides and the Prebiotic Synthesis of Nucleotides. -- RNA Metabolism and the Prebiotic Synthesis of RNA. -- Amino Acid Synthesis Now and Then. -- Chemistry of Translation. -- Early Developments in Polypeptide Synthesis. -- Lipid Metabolism and the Prebiotic Synthesis of Lipids. -- Properties of Membranes and Their Evolution. -- Possible Roles of Clays and Minerals in the Origin of Life. -- Evolution of Organisms. -- Evolution of the Main Energy-Producing Pathway for Aerobic Metabolism: The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle. -- Evolution of Photosynthesis. -- Origin and Elaboration of the Genetic Code
Control code
43070162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xx, 564 p.
Isbn
9780127819105
Isbn Type
(pb : acid-free paper)
Lccn
99064634
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43070162
Label
Origins of life on the earth and in the cosmos, Geoffrey Zubay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origin of the Universe. -- Formation of the Elements. -- Beginnings of Chemistry. -- Element Abundances of the Planets. -- Geologic, Hydrologic, and Atmospheric Evolution of the Earth. -- Cells, Organelles, and Biomolecules. -- Metabolic Strategies and Pathway Design. -- Biochemical Catalysis. -- Storage, Replication, and Utilization of Biochemical Information. -- General Considerations Concerning the Origin of Life on the Earth. -- Biochemical Pathways Involving Carbohydrates. -- Prebiotic Pathways Involving Carbohydrates. -- Similarities Between the Biosynthesis of Nucleotides and the Prebiotic Synthesis of Nucleotides. -- RNA Metabolism and the Prebiotic Synthesis of RNA. -- Amino Acid Synthesis Now and Then. -- Chemistry of Translation. -- Early Developments in Polypeptide Synthesis. -- Lipid Metabolism and the Prebiotic Synthesis of Lipids. -- Properties of Membranes and Their Evolution. -- Possible Roles of Clays and Minerals in the Origin of Life. -- Evolution of Organisms. -- Evolution of the Main Energy-Producing Pathway for Aerobic Metabolism: The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle. -- Evolution of Photosynthesis. -- Origin and Elaboration of the Genetic Code
Control code
43070162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xx, 564 p.
Isbn
9780127819105
Isbn Type
(pb : acid-free paper)
Lccn
99064634
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43070162

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