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The Spark of Life - Darwin and the Primeval Soup (Paperback) Loot Price: R129
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The Spark of Life - Darwin and the Primeval Soup (Paperback): Christopher Wills, Jeffrey Bada

The Spark of Life - Darwin and the Primeval Soup (Paperback)

Christopher Wills, Jeffrey Bada

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The authors examine the enduring mysteries surrounding life's origin: did life arise on Earth or on some other planet? What did the earliest primitive organisms look like? Were they based on RNA, DNA, or on something we would hardly recognize today? They explore the latest research - in fields ranging from molecular biology to astronomy - on questions surrounding life's origins.;They untangle a century of contentious debate and explore many theories, assessing the probability of everything from asteroids and Martian rocks to "primordial soup" and volcanic vents. They then present their own scenario: life arose not in the subterranean depths, as many believe, but on Earth's tumultuous surface, where a primitive form of natural selection spawned the first genetic material, perhaps in the form of a proto-virus. The book ends with a whirlwind tour of one of the most exciting scientific endeavours - the search for extra-terrestial life.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2001
Authors: Christopher Wills • Jeffrey Bada
Dimensions: 190 x 120mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-866276-1
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Popular astronomy
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Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Palaeontology
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LSN: 0-19-866276-9
Barcode: 9780198662761

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