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in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life.

Whereas we may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, we can make some plausible reconstructions of how it took place.

Geoffrey Zubay is professor of biology at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1963

Geoffrey Zubay is professor of biology at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1963. In 1984, he was awarded the Selman A. Waksman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Microbiology. Библиографические данные.

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This introductory text describes key events in the evolution of life, starting from the origin of the universe.

This thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas one may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, one can certainly make some plausible reconstructions of it.

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Print Book & E-Book. On Earth and in the Cosmos. Authors: Geoffrey Zubay. ISBN 9780127819105, 9780080497617. Paperback ISBN: 9780127819105. eBook ISBN: 9780080497617.

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Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos, Second Edition, suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose in the universe and how it might arise elsewhere. This thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas one may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, one can certainly make some plausible reconstructions of it. Such discussions have greatly expanded our understanding of the principles of chemical evolution and how they compare and contrast with the principles of biological evolution. The text is strong on biochemistry and its recent applications to origins' research.Provides an excellent review of basic biochemistry an evolutionWritten in a clear, concise style for scientists, students, and readers interested in a scientific inquiry into the origins of lifeWritten by an authority in the field, and brought fully up-to-date in light of new researchPulls together valuable information not found in a single sourceOrganized and presented in a manner conductive for use in a college courseHeavily illustrated to make difficult concepts concrete

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Jerdodov
Although this textbook is now a little long in the tooth, and as such lacks many of the more recent theories and observations of the origins of life, there is much material within which you will be hard-pressed to find in other volumes on the topic. The details may turn off students who are not as versed in biochemistry, and I believe that is what has led to some poor reviews. The writing style is among the best you will find in a textbook; straightforward and precise. Perhaps another professional will take this up and publish a more up-to-date volume; it would be welcomed in the community.
Raelin
This would serve as a great textbook for an introductory course in the origin of life. I didn't have one of those available, but it served as an outstanding proxy all on its own. It provides great foundational information on the formation of the elements, basic atomic physics, the geologic, hydrologic, and atmospheric evolution of Earth, basic metabolic strategies and pathways, biochemical catalysis, prebiotic pathways involving carbohydrates, nucleotides, amino acids and lipids, as well as the possible roles of clays and minerals. It discusses the Kreb's cycle and reverse Kreb's cycle, as well as photosynthesis as energy pathways. As a layperson, a textbook like this that begins by explaining the basic concepts in early chapters then building on that chapter by chapter is invaluable.

Each chapter ends with a good summary of key points, poses thought-provoking problems and cites extensive references.

I took a while getting to this particular book in my search for information on the origin of life, and it sits as THE foundational book that I come back to when I have questions.
Burking
Very dense reading. Unless you are very interested in studying this topic, do not take a course that revolves around it.
Eng.Men
I used this textbook for an Origins of Life course taught by the author himself, Dr. Geoffrey Zubay. The book is fantastic, as it takes a field that has the potential to be very dry and makes it easily accessible to any student with a minimum of science background. Zubay's laboratory works on many of the prebiotic pathways that he discusses in the book, especially with regards to nucleotides. He also knows many of the other experts whose studies are described in the text personally. He also wrote a fantastic biochemistry textbook, Principles of Biochemistry, parts of which you will find interspersed throughout the chapters to put the prebiotic material in better perspective in comparison to the pathways as we know them today. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone taking a cours eon the topic and even to people who are just curious and want to learn on their own
Origins of Life: On Earth and in the Cosmos download epub
Science & Mathematics
Author: Geoffrey Zubay
ISBN: 012781910X
Category: Other
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (January 18, 2000)
Pages: 564 pages