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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
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lurquin, Paul F
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.L87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Cosmology
  • Organelle Biogenesis
  • Exobiology
  • Vida
  • Cosmología
  • Vie
  • Cosmologie
  • Cosmology
  • Life
  • Oorsprong
  • Leven
  • Heelal
Label
The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002035166.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- 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 ; Next clue : quantum physics ; Forces of nature and elementary particles ; Conclusions -- 2. Building a universe -- Cosmology : the big bang model ; Genesis of stars and planets ; Conclusions -- 3. Life as it is today -- Universal blueprint ; Variations in the blueprint ; Metabolism and energy transactions ; Life that depends on simple molecules only ; Cell's envelope and its skeleton ; Conclusions -- 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 evolution ; First eukaryotes ; Conclusions -- 6. Has life originated elsewhere and will it end? -- Panspermia ; Life elsewhere in the solar system ; Discontent with origins models ; End of the universe, the end of life ; Conclusions -- Appendix 1. 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?
Control code
ocm50803298
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780231126557
Lccn
2002035166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50803298
  • (OCoLC)50803298
Label
The origins of life and the universe, Paul F. Lurquin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002035166.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- 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 ; Next clue : quantum physics ; Forces of nature and elementary particles ; Conclusions -- 2. Building a universe -- Cosmology : the big bang model ; Genesis of stars and planets ; Conclusions -- 3. Life as it is today -- Universal blueprint ; Variations in the blueprint ; Metabolism and energy transactions ; Life that depends on simple molecules only ; Cell's envelope and its skeleton ; Conclusions -- 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 evolution ; First eukaryotes ; Conclusions -- 6. Has life originated elsewhere and will it end? -- Panspermia ; Life elsewhere in the solar system ; Discontent with origins models ; End of the universe, the end of life ; Conclusions -- Appendix 1. 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?
Control code
ocm50803298
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780231126557
Lccn
2002035166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50803298
  • (OCoLC)50803298

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