Genesis - In The Beginning

Precursors of Life, Chemical Models and Early Biological Evolution

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2940-7 (Print) 978-94-007-2941-4 (Online)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxix

  2. CHEMICAL EVOLUTION

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      The Prebiotic Chemistry of Alternative Nucleic Acids

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      Pages 35-53

      Cooptive Evolution of Prebiotic Chemical Networks

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      Pages 55-66

      Origin and Evolution of Self-Replicating Polymers on Mineral Habitats

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      Pages 67-88

      Mathematical Models of Prebiotic Replication of Informational Molecules

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      Pages 89-106

      Life Without Carbon

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      Pages 107-121

      [GADV]-Protein World Hypothesis on the Origin of Life

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      Pages 123-144

      Reality of the Emergence of Life-Like Systems from Simple Prebiotic Polymers on Primitive Earth

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      Pages 145-155

      The Photobiological Regime in the Very Early Earth and the Emergence of Life

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      Pages 157-169

      Prebiotic Formation of Peptides: A Markov Chain Approach

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      Pages 171-177

      Atomic Structural Templates of the Earliest Life on Earth: Vibration and Lightning Experiments with Quartz and Amino Acids

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      Pages 179-200

      The Chemical Evolution in Open Space: A Link to the Origin of Life

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      Pages 201-216

      The Prebiotic Chemistry of Nitrogen and the Origin of Life

  3. THE ROLE OF PHYSICS AND GEOPHYSICS IN THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE

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      Pages 217-217

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      Pages 219-236

      Moving “Far from Equilibrium” in a Prebiotic Environment: The Role of Maxwell’s Demon in Life Origin

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      Pages 237-252

      Life from Interface

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      Pages 253-266

      Breaking the Paradigm: The Pattern of Life

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      Pages 267-288

      Cyberbiogenesis and the EvoGrid: A Twenty-First Century Grand Challenge

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      Pages 289-303

      Constructive Approaches for the Origin of Life

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      Pages 305-320

      Origin of Life by Thermodynamic Inversion: A Universal Process

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      Pages 321-344

      Life Explained by Heat Engines

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      Pages 345-362

      Computational Simulations of Prebiotic Processes

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