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Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

J.William Schopf

Abstract

Always a controversial and compelling topic, the origin of life on Earth was considered taboo as an area of inquiry for science as recently as the 1950s. Since then, however, scientists working in this area have made remarkable progress, and an overall picture of how life emerged is coming more clearly into focus. We now know, for example, that the story of life's origin begins not on Earth, but in the interiors of distant stars. This book brings a summary of current research and ideas on life's origin to a wide audience. The contributors, all of whom received the Oparin/Urey Gold Medal of the ... More

Keywords: origin of life, Earth, stars, current research, evolution, life on Earth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520233904
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233904.001.0001

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J.William Schopf, editor

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