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The Resource Origins of life, Freeman Dyson

Origins of life, Freeman Dyson

Label
Origins of life
Title
Origins of life
Statement of responsibility
Freeman Dyson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did life on Earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this extensively rewritten second edition, Freeman Dyson examines these questions and discusses the two main theories that try to explain how naturally occurring chemicals could organize themselves into living creatures." "The majority view is that life began with replicating molecules, the precursors of modern genes. The minority belief is that random populations of molecules evolved metabolic activities before exact replication existed and that natural selection drove the evolution of cells toward greater complexity for a long time without the benefit of genes. Dyson analyzes both of these theories with reference to recent important discoveries by geologists and biologists, aiming to stimulate new experiments that could help decide which theory is correct."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, Freeman J
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.D88 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • SCIENCE
  • Life
  • Life
  • Leven
  • Oorsprong
  • Moleculaire evolutie
  • Leben
  • Entstehung
  • Biologia
Label
Origins of life, Freeman Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-95) 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
Illustrious predecessors -- Experiments and theories -- A toy model -- Open questions
Control code
47009169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 100 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521626682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780521626682
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl142390
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009169
Label
Origins of life, Freeman Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-95) 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
Illustrious predecessors -- Experiments and theories -- A toy model -- Open questions
Control code
47009169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 100 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521626682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780521626682
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl142390
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009169

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