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The origins of life: molecules and natural selection [by] L.E. Orgel.


New York, Wiley [1973] .
ISBN 0471656933, 0471656925, 9780471656937, 9780471656920

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Subjects Biogenesis.
Life -- Origin.
Molecular evolution.
Description vi, 237 pages illustrations 21 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234).
Contents I. The nature of the problem : 1. Historical background -- 2. The fossil record -- 3. Molecular biology -- 4. Topics of biochemistry -- 5. The biochemical record (with an appendix on panspermia).
II. Steps toward a solution : 6. History of the earth, atmosphere, and oceans -- 7. Sources of energy -- 8. Prebiotic synthesis -- 9. The formation of polymers -- 10. Replicating molecules and natural selection (with an appendix on optical activity) -- 11. From replicating polymers to cells -- 12. Natural selection.
III. Extraterrestrial life : 13. What is life? -- 14. Extraterrestrial organic chemistry -- 15. Life in the solar system -- 16. Intelligence in the universe.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)488333
(OCoLC)ocm00488333
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WorldCat Identities Orgel, Leslie E.
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