Life on Earth

  • Gennadiy Zhegunov
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


Currently, the Earth is the only stellar body known to contain life as we have defined it (see Fig. 1.1). Despite the fact that life on Earth is a unique phenomenon in our Solar System, it is very widespread and complexly diverse on this planet. It appeared at a definite stage during the Earth’s development, approximately 3.5 billion years ago, as a result of spontaneous chemical interactions that led to unique organizations of matter.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kharkov State Veterinary AcademyKharkiv RegionUkraine

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