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The Resource The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin

The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin

Label
The origins of life and the universe
Title
The origins of life and the universe
Statement of responsibility
Paul F. Lurquin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Origins of Life and the Universe is the culmination of a university science professor's search for understanding and is based on his experiences teaching the fundamental issues of physics, chemistry, and biology in the classroom. What is life? Where did it come from? How can understanding the origins of life on Earth help us understand the origins of the universe, and vice versa? These are questions that have occupied us all. This is a book, then, about the beginning of things -- of the universe, matter, stars, and planetary systems, and finally, of life itself -- topics of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lurquin, Paul F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Cosmology
  • Vie
  • Cosmologie
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmology
  • Life
  • Oorsprong
  • Leven
  • Heelal
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Organelle Biogenesis
  • Exobiology
Label
The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction; The Meaning of Science; What Is Life?; Some Origins Models Before Science; 1 Foundations of the Universe; What Is in the Universe?; Physics Holds One of the Clues to the Origins: Relativity; The Next Clue: Quantum Physics; Forces of Nature and Elementary Particles; Conclusions; 2 Building a Universe; Cosmology: The Big Bang Model; The Genesis of Stars and Planets; Conclusions; 3 Life as It Is Today; The Universal Blueprint; Variations in the Blueprint; Metabolism and Energy Transactions; Life That Depends on Simple Molecules Only
  • The Cell's Envelope and Its SkeletonConclusions; 4 Prebiotic Earth: First Organic Compounds and First Informational Molecules; Organic Compounds from Earth's Putative Primitive Atmosphere; Space Chemistry and the Origins of Life; Ocean Floor Chemistry; Proteins and Metabolism First: The Iron-Sulfur World; Genetic Information First: The RNA World; Conclusions; 5 Life on Its Way; Lessons from Bacteriophages; Quasispecies and Hypercycles; Origin of the Genetic Code: From the RNA World to Proteins; Protocells and the Emergence of the DNA World; First DNA-Containing Cells and Their Evolution
  • Paths of Fast EvolutionFirst Eukaryotes; Conclusions; 6 Has Life Originated Elsewhere and Will It End?; Panspermia; Life Elsewhere in the Solar System?; Discontent with Origins Models; The End of the Universe, the End of Life; Conclusions; Appendix 1: A Graphic Representation of Special Relativity; Appendix 2: More on Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle; Appendix 3: How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?; Appendix 4: Eric Chaisson's View of Cosmic Evolution; Appendix 5: Do the Universe and Life Have a Purpose and a Designer?; Notes; Glossary; Notable Scientists; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn614998774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/lurq12654
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgt4w5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614998774
Label
The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction; The Meaning of Science; What Is Life?; Some Origins Models Before Science; 1 Foundations of the Universe; What Is in the Universe?; Physics Holds One of the Clues to the Origins: Relativity; The Next Clue: Quantum Physics; Forces of Nature and Elementary Particles; Conclusions; 2 Building a Universe; Cosmology: The Big Bang Model; The Genesis of Stars and Planets; Conclusions; 3 Life as It Is Today; The Universal Blueprint; Variations in the Blueprint; Metabolism and Energy Transactions; Life That Depends on Simple Molecules Only
  • The Cell's Envelope and Its SkeletonConclusions; 4 Prebiotic Earth: First Organic Compounds and First Informational Molecules; Organic Compounds from Earth's Putative Primitive Atmosphere; Space Chemistry and the Origins of Life; Ocean Floor Chemistry; Proteins and Metabolism First: The Iron-Sulfur World; Genetic Information First: The RNA World; Conclusions; 5 Life on Its Way; Lessons from Bacteriophages; Quasispecies and Hypercycles; Origin of the Genetic Code: From the RNA World to Proteins; Protocells and the Emergence of the DNA World; First DNA-Containing Cells and Their Evolution
  • Paths of Fast EvolutionFirst Eukaryotes; Conclusions; 6 Has Life Originated Elsewhere and Will It End?; Panspermia; Life Elsewhere in the Solar System?; Discontent with Origins Models; The End of the Universe, the End of Life; Conclusions; Appendix 1: A Graphic Representation of Special Relativity; Appendix 2: More on Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle; Appendix 3: How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?; Appendix 4: Eric Chaisson's View of Cosmic Evolution; Appendix 5: Do the Universe and Life Have a Purpose and a Designer?; Notes; Glossary; Notable Scientists; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn614998774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/lurq12654
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgt4w5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614998774

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