The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth

The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth

The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere

Book - 2016
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"Uniting the conceptual foundations of the physical sciences and biology, this ground-breaking multi-disciplinary book explores the origin of life as a planetary process. Combining geology, geochemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, evolution and statistical physics to create an inclusive picture of the living state, the authors develop the argument that the emergence of life was a necessary cascade of non-equilibrium phase transitions that opened new channels for chemical energy flow on Earth"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom :, Cambridge University Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781107121881
Call Number: 570 Sm557o
Characteristics: xxiv, 677 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Morowitz, Harold J. - Author


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