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A brief history of creation : science and the search for the origin of life, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II

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A brief history of creation : science and the search for the origin of life
Title
A brief history of creation
Title remainder
science and the search for the origin of life
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Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II
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Language
eng
Summary
An essential history of Western scientific studies into the origins of life examines historical discoveries in the contexts of philosophical debates, political change, and evolving understandings about the complexities of biology
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Mesler, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cleaves, H. James
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  • Life
  • Life
  • Biology
  • Science
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A brief history of creation : science and the search for the origin of life, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II
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Publication
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Work available in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-286) and index
Contents
1. By the action of your sun. Ancients ask where life comes from ; Anaximander explains the natural world ; Aristotle writes of "spontaneous generation" -- 2. Provando e riprovando. Francesco Redi and the scientific method ; Van Helmont's recipe for mice ; "All life comes from an egg" -- 3. The eye of a gnat. The Enlightenment transforms science ; Hooke pens Micrographia ; Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the microscopic world -- 4. The laboratory of the atheists. Voltaire subscribes to intelligent design ; Atheists seize upon the origin of life ; Buffon observes "reproduction" -- 5. A vital force. Andrew Crosse's "extraordinary experiment" ; Vitalism and "imponderable fluids" ; Vestiges of the natural history of creation captivates Britain -- 6. Breathed by the creator into a few forms or one. The Beagle sets sail for the Galápagos ; The Origin of species wins converts ; Charles Darwin imagines a "warm little pond" -- 7. Pleasant, though they be deceitful dreams. Pasteur dispels the notion of a "useless God" ; Thomas Huxley grooms a new generation ; The germ theory of disease versus spontaneous generation -- 8. No vestige of a beginning. The earth grows ever older ; J.B.S. Haldane imagines a "half-living" thing ; Alexander Oparin reimagines an ancient planet -- 9. A laboratory earth. Stanley Miller creates the precursors for life ; Scientists flock to exobiology ; NASA enters the origin-of-life game -- 10. The nucleic acid monopoly. Apollo 11 looks for clues on the moon ; Sidney Fox and his proteinoid microspheres ; Crick and Watson discover "the secret of life" -- 11. Life everywhere. An enigmatic Martian rock ; Panspermia recisited ; Life in meteorites? -- 12. One primordial form. The last universal common ancestor ; The Woesian revolution ; Scientists look to undersea vents -- 13. A cell is born. The birth of the RNA world ; Genetic engineering opens doors ; A new gensis? -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Recipes for life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780393083552
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024251
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)902661358
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661358
  • 745742
Label
A brief history of creation : science and the search for the origin of life, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II
Publication
Note
Work available in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-286) and index
Contents
1. By the action of your sun. Ancients ask where life comes from ; Anaximander explains the natural world ; Aristotle writes of "spontaneous generation" -- 2. Provando e riprovando. Francesco Redi and the scientific method ; Van Helmont's recipe for mice ; "All life comes from an egg" -- 3. The eye of a gnat. The Enlightenment transforms science ; Hooke pens Micrographia ; Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the microscopic world -- 4. The laboratory of the atheists. Voltaire subscribes to intelligent design ; Atheists seize upon the origin of life ; Buffon observes "reproduction" -- 5. A vital force. Andrew Crosse's "extraordinary experiment" ; Vitalism and "imponderable fluids" ; Vestiges of the natural history of creation captivates Britain -- 6. Breathed by the creator into a few forms or one. The Beagle sets sail for the Galápagos ; The Origin of species wins converts ; Charles Darwin imagines a "warm little pond" -- 7. Pleasant, though they be deceitful dreams. Pasteur dispels the notion of a "useless God" ; Thomas Huxley grooms a new generation ; The germ theory of disease versus spontaneous generation -- 8. No vestige of a beginning. The earth grows ever older ; J.B.S. Haldane imagines a "half-living" thing ; Alexander Oparin reimagines an ancient planet -- 9. A laboratory earth. Stanley Miller creates the precursors for life ; Scientists flock to exobiology ; NASA enters the origin-of-life game -- 10. The nucleic acid monopoly. Apollo 11 looks for clues on the moon ; Sidney Fox and his proteinoid microspheres ; Crick and Watson discover "the secret of life" -- 11. Life everywhere. An enigmatic Martian rock ; Panspermia recisited ; Life in meteorites? -- 12. One primordial form. The last universal common ancestor ; The Woesian revolution ; Scientists look to undersea vents -- 13. A cell is born. The birth of the RNA world ; Genetic engineering opens doors ; A new gensis? -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Recipes for life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780393083552
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024251
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902661358
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661358
  • 745742

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