Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements by Robert J. P. Williams
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Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements
By Robert J. P. Williams

The Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements

The Environment and Life's Chemistry

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Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements by Robert J. P. Williams

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This beautifully written book is a study of the intimate relationship between the inanimate environment and living organisms. It describes how the evolution of both has been interactive and interdependent: the environment and life developed together, The authors show that this can be explained in terms of the properties of the chemical elements and their compounds. It discusses the physical and chemical balances between the animate and inanimate worlds, with kinetic and thermodynamic principles given to support this analysis. These principles are applied to both organic and inorganic chemical systems to provide a basis for understanding the evolution of life in terms of the interaction of both types of chemistry within ever more complex organisations. The book conludes with an examination of an intriguing problem for mankind: the long-term consequences of man's selection and manipulation of chemicals. This may have consequences for the long-term future of life from changes in the environment - not just only due to bulk but also to trace element alterations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198558422
ISBN-10: 0198558422
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 198mm x 39mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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