The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
By (author) Christian De Duve
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Vital Dust by Christian De Duve
Book DescriptionIs the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe? And if inevitable, what are these forces, and how do they account not only for the origin of life but also for its evolution toward increasing complexity? Vital Dust is a groundbreaking history of life on Earth, a history that only someone of Chrisitian de Duve's stature and erudition could have written.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465090457
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christian De Duve
Genetics of Original Sin, Paperback (March 2012)
Offers fresh perspectives on the threat posed by humanity's immense biological success and on the resources human beings have for altering their destructive path. Focusing on the process of natural selection, this title explores the inordinate and dangerous rise of humankind.
Singularities, Hardback (October 2005)
A fascinating look at the key steps or bottlenecks that constrain the path to the origin and evolution of life.
Life Evolving, Hardback (October 2002)
A Nobel laureate discusses findings in biological science in the past half century and what they reveal about the nature of life, discussing the origins and workings of cells, the evolution of humans, consciousness, language, and emotions. (Science & Mathematics).
Our Cosmic Origins, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Christian De Duve
This 1998 book examines the remarkable story of the emergence of life and intelligence through the complex evolutionary history of the Universe.
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Author Biography - Christian De Duve
Christian De Duve shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Biology or Medicine with Albert Claude and George Palade for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. he is Professor Emeritus at the Medical Faculty of the University of Louvain, Belgium, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University in New York. He is also the author of A Guided Tour of the Living Cell and Blueprint for a Cell.
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