The Scientific Quest for Life's Origin

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Hazen (earth science, George Mason U.) synthesizes work from across numerous scientific disciplines in order to explain the theory of emergent phenomena and the origins of life on earth to a non-specialist audience. After introducing the conceptual framework of the theory of emergence, he describes current scientific understanding regarding the emergence of diverse biomolecules, of larger structures composed of many molecules, and of self-replicating collections of molecules (the "RNA World"). He also include a section of notes and a bibliography for readers wishing to locate more detailed discussion of particular topics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780309094320
Branch Call Number: 576.83 HAZ
Characteristics: xix, 339 p., 8 p. of plates :,ill., ports ;,24 cm.


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