The Resource Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life, Radu Popa

Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life, Radu Popa

Label
Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life
Title
Between necessity and probability
Title remainder
searching for the definition and origin of life
Statement of responsibility
Radu Popa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study investigates the major theories of the origins of life in light of modern research with the aim to distinguish between the necessary and optional and between deterministic and random influences in the emergence of what we call life. Life is treated as a cosmic phenomenon whose emergence and driving force should be viewed independently from its Earth-bound natural history. The author synthesizes all the fundamental life-related developments in a comprehensive scenario and makes the argument that understanding life in its broadest context requires a material-independent perspective that identifies its essential fingerprints."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.P64 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics,
Label
Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life, Radu Popa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-252)
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  • net
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The early history of bioenergy -- 3. The origin of cell boundaries and metabolism -- 4. The origin of early specificity : the order, complexity and diversity of life -- 5. The origin of handedness -- 6. The early history of bio-information -- 7. The purpose-like nature of life -- 8. Assembling the early puzzle of life -- 9. The material-independent signature of life : forensic tools of astrobiology -- App. B. Chronology of definitions and interpretations of life
Control code
000025114860
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 p.
Isbn
9783540204909
Lccn
2003067260
Other physical details
ill.
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.b24058257
System control number
  • (OCoLC)270708622
  • springer3540204903

Library Locations

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