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Assembling Life: How Can Life Begin on Earth and Other Habitable Planets?

David W. Deamer

Abstract

In Assembling Life, David Deamer addresses questions that are the cutting edge of research on the origin of life. For instance, how did non-living organic compounds assemble into the first forms of primitive cellular life? What was the source of those compounds and the energy that produced the first nucleic acids? Did life begin in the ocean or in fresh water on terrestrial land masses? Could life have begun on Mars? The book provides an overview of conditions on the early Earth four billion years ago and explains why fresh water hot springs are a plausible alternative to salty seawater as a s ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190646387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190646387.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Deamer, author