|Title:||First steps in the origin of life in the Universe : proceedings of the sixth Trieste conference on chemical evolution, Trieste, Italy, 18-22 September, 2000|
|Authors:||Chela-Flores Julian, Editor ; Tobias C. Owen, Editor ; Francois Raulin, Editor|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Kluwer, 2001|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-4020-0077-5|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Life on other planets--Congresses ; Life--Origin ; Molecular evolution--Congresses|
The general topic of this volume concerns the origin, evolution, distribution and destiny of life in the Universe. Firstly, it discusses the transition from inert matter to cellular life and its evolution to fully developed intelligent beings, and also the possibility of life occuring elsewhere, particularly in other environments in our own and other solar systems. Secondly, the book explores the role that space missions may play to obtain further insight into the question of the origin of life.
Reviews are included of the research for micro-organisms in the solar system and the well-established project of search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The present work is much broader in its scope than in previous conferences: over one hundred leading scientists have reviewed the entire range of subjects dealt with in these sixty-nine papers.
This book is aimed at advanced students, as well as researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of the first steps in the origin of life.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009652||QH325.T74 2001||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|