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Assembling life : how can life begin on earth and other habitable planets?, David Deamer

Label
Assembling life : how can life begin on earth and other habitable planets?
Title
Assembling life
Title remainder
how can life begin on earth and other habitable planets?
Statement of responsibility
David Deamer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Assembling Life, David Deamer addresses questions that are the cutting edge of research on the origin of life. For instance, how did non-living organic compounds assemble into the first forms of primitive cellular life? What was the source of those compounds and the energy that produced the first nucleic acids? Did life begin in the ocean or in fresh water on terrestrial land masses? Could life have begun on Mars? The book provides an overview of conditions on the early Earth four billion years ago and explains why fresh water hot springs are a plausible alternative to salty seawater as a site where life can begin. Deamer describes his studies of organic compounds that were likely to be available in the prebiotic environment and the volcanic conditions that can drive chemical evolution toward the origin of life. The book is not exclusively Earth-centric, but instead considers whether life could begin elsewhere in our solar system. Deamer does not propose how life did begin, because we can never know that with certainty. Instead, his goal is to understand how life can begin on any habitable planet, with Earth so far being the only known example -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deamer, David W.
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.D74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 325
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Assembling life : how can life begin on earth and other habitable planets?, David Deamer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early Earth : an ocean with volcanoes -- Geochemical and geophysical constraints on life's origin -- Hydrothermal conditions are conducive for the origin of life -- Sources of organic compounds required for primitive life -- Self-assembly processes are essential for life's origin -- Condensation reactions synthesize random polymers -- Bioenergetics and primitive metabolic pathways -- Testing alternative hypotheses : simulating the prebiotic environment -- Cycles, compartments, and polymerization -- Integrating chemistry, geology, and life's origin -- Where to next? : unresolved questions -- Prospects for life on other planets
Control code
on1042351518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 166 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780190646387
Lccn
2018030319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190646387
  • (OCoLC)1042351518
Label
Assembling life : how can life begin on earth and other habitable planets?, David Deamer
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early Earth : an ocean with volcanoes -- Geochemical and geophysical constraints on life's origin -- Hydrothermal conditions are conducive for the origin of life -- Sources of organic compounds required for primitive life -- Self-assembly processes are essential for life's origin -- Condensation reactions synthesize random polymers -- Bioenergetics and primitive metabolic pathways -- Testing alternative hypotheses : simulating the prebiotic environment -- Cycles, compartments, and polymerization -- Integrating chemistry, geology, and life's origin -- Where to next? : unresolved questions -- Prospects for life on other planets
Control code
on1042351518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 166 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780190646387
Lccn
2018030319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190646387
  • (OCoLC)1042351518

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