The Resource First life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began, David Deamer

First life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began, David Deamer

Label
First life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
Title
First life
Title remainder
discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began
Statement of responsibility
David Deamer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This pathbreaking book explores how life can begin, taking us from cosmic clouds of stardust, to volcanoes on Earth, to the modern chemistry laboratory. Seeking to understand life's connection to the stars, David Deamer introduces astrobiology, a new scientific discipline that studies the origin and evolution of life on Earth and relates it to the birth and death of stars, planet formation, interfaces between minerals, water, and atmosphere, and the physics and chemistry of carbon compounds. Deamer argues that life began as systems of molecules that assembled into membrane-bound packages
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.8/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.D43 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
First life : discovering the connections between stars, cells, and how life began, David Deamer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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
A fireball over Australia -- Where did life begin? -- When did life begin? -- Carbon and the building blocks of life -- The handedness of life -- Energy and life's origins -- Self-assembly and emergence -- How to build a cell -- Achieving complexity -- Multiple strands of life -- Catalysts : life in the fast lane -- Copying life's blueprints -- How evolution begins -- A grand simulation of prebiotic earth -- Prospects for synthetic life
Control code
ocn727950391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520948952
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt0n59
  • 2d4c9281-30aa-48f9-b877-002477b01e9a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35753213
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727950391
  • pebcs0520948955

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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