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Table of Contents: ...? -- Continuing the Conversation -- Pushing the Boundaries -- A conversation with Freeman Dyson -- Introduction -- I. Debating Exceptionalism -- II. In Praise of Rebels -- III. Against Reductionism -- IV. Foundational Issues -- V. Current Mysteries -- VI. The Origin...

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Table of Contents: ...-first Scenarios of the Origin of Life: Cyclic GMP as the Seed of Life...

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Table of Contents: ... for the Origin of Life on Earth -- Homochirality: a Prerequisite or Consequence of Life? -- Origin of Nucleic Acids -- Abiotic Synthesis and Role of Amphiphiles in the Encapsulation Process in Life's Origin -- First Steps towards Molecular Evolution -- Virus Origins...

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Kwok, Sun
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Table of Contents: ... -- Is the Universe Finite? -- Early History of the Earth -- Common Ancestors -- Origin of Life -- Complexity in the Universe -- Evolution of the Earth through the Ages -- Earth as an Integrated System -- Life Cycles of Stars -- Life in other Worlds -- Our Place...

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Table of Contents: ... -- Chemistry -- Biochemistry -- Biology -- Microbiology -- Origins of Life -- Artificial Life -- Epistemology. The alphabetical part is complemented by: Astrobiological Data -- Astronomical Data -- Geological Data -- Chemical and Biological Data -- Chronological...

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Table of Contents: ...Chapter 1 - Carbon dioxide and the effects on climate -- Chapter 2 - Oxygen atoms exchange between carbon dioxide and TiO2 -- Chapter 3 - Photocatalytic Transformation of CO2 to CH4 -- Chapter 4 - Additional views on Origin of life molecules -- Chapter 5...

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Table of Contents: ...Introduction -- Definition of Life -- Origin of Life -- Synthetic Life -- Lessons from the History of Life on Earth -- Energy Sources and Life -- Building Blocks of Life -- Life and the Need for a Solvent -- Habitats of Life -- Signatures of Life -- Life...

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Table of Contents: ...Physics in the Origin of Life -- Cells and Biomembranes -- Methods for physical properties of biomembranes and cells -- Structure and Physical Properties of Biomembranes -- Structure and function of protein -- Physical properties of biomembranes...

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Table of Contents: ...Preface -- Chapter 1 - What is Life? -- Chapter 2 - Life's Grand Themes -- Chapter 3 - The Origin of Life on Earth -- Chapter 4 - Life as the Evolution of Information -- Chapter 5 - Life Jim, But Not as We Know It -- Chapter 6 - Extinction -- Chapter 7...

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Table of Contents: ...From the Contents: Thermodynamics for Living Systems, Appendix, Problems, References -- Energy, Information and the Origins of Life, Problems, References -- Energy Production and Storage for Life, Problems, References -- Entropic Forces in Cells...

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Table of Contents: ...Preface -- Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of People -- Part I. -- A Brief History of Ideas: Energy, Entropy and Evolution -- The Cosmos, the Sun and the Earth -- The Origin of Life -- Energy, Water, Climate and Cycles -- Summary of Part I: From the "Big...

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