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First Life This Pathbreaking Book Explores How Life Can Begin, Taking Us From Cosmic Clouds Of Stardust, To Volcanoes On Earth, To The Modern Chemistry Laboratory Seeking To Understand Life S Connection To The Stars, David Deamer Introduces Astrobiology, A New Scientific Discipline That Studies The Origin And Evolution Of Life On Earth And Relates It To The Birth And Death Of Stars, Planet Formation, Interfaces Between Minerals, Water, And Atmosphere, And The Physics And Chemistry Of Carbon Compounds Deamer Argues That Life Began As Systems Of Molecules That Assembled Into Membrane Bound Packages These In Turn Provided An Essential Compartment In Which Complex Molecules Assumed New Functions Required For The Origin Of Life And The Beginning Of Evolution Deamer Takes Us From The Vivid And Unpromising Chaos Of The Earth Four Billion Years Ago Up To The Present And His Own Laboratory, Where He Contemplates The Prospects For Generating Synthetic Life Engaging And Accessible, First Life Describes The Scientific Story Of Astrobiology While Presenting A Fascinating Hypothesis To Explain The Origin Of Life.

[Ebook] First Life  By David Deamer – Loanexpress.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • First Life
  • David Deamer
  • English
  • 12 August 2017
  • 0520258320

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  1. says:

    This gets 5 stars because the author isn t afraid to give little chemistry lessons as needed throughout the book This fascinating topic is attacked on many fronts.Chirality is the handedness of molecules, and life on Earth uses only one type for fats, nucleic acids, and sugars This mystery is considered as a possible frozen accident, and as a clue to life s origin.Undersea vents and clays are discussed as a possible origin of the basic metabolism processes which are found in all Earth life.The This gets 5 stars because the author isn t afraid to give little chemistry lessons as needed throughout the book This fascinating topic is attacked on many fronts.Chirality is the handedness of molecules, and life on Earth uses only one type for fats, nucleic acids, and sugars This mystery is considered as a possible frozen accident, and as a clue to life s ori...


  2. says:

    The book isof a text book than a popular science book The author is very good at stating what he s going to tell you, than tells you, and than summarize what he just told you.I understand chemistry even less than I understand bio chemistry and the book uses both extensively He ll explain the terms and often I wouldn t understand any of the technical words for whole pages minutes at a time, but I would always understand what his point was.The book is not for the faint of heart and is by The book isof a text book than a popular science book The author is very good at stat...


  3. says:

    Deamer provides one of the most comprehensive and easy to understand biochemistry lessons offered in pop sci today His work on the possible origins of biotic life is captivating and exciting We are getting closer than ever to understanding how cells first emerged Deamer puts forth an ingenious study design Since then, scientists such a...


  4. says:

    I read Andreas Wagner s Arrival, John Tyler Bonner s Randomness in Evolution, and David Deamer s First Life Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began subsequently, so my review is meant to be read relative to the other two as all three overlap in subject matter This paragraph appears in all three reviews I am reading these books after reading several on cosmology I wanted to move beyond what cosmologists say with disagreement about the formation of the unive I read Andreas Wagner s Arrival, John Tyler Bonner s Randomness in Evolution, and David Deamer s First Life Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began subsequently, so my review is meant to be read relative to the other two as all three overlap in subject matter This paragraph appears in all three reviews I am reading these books after reading several on cosmology I wanted to move beyond what cosmologists say with disagreement about the formation of the universe to see how it could be compatible with what chemists and biologists say about the beginning of life Alan Lightman writes in the Accidental Universe that Science can never know how universe was created, and...


  5. says:

    A very good book covering Life s origins.The book by professor Deamer is excellent but dated I chose to give the book 4 stars instead of 5 for that simple reason dated Getting that out of the way, it is well written and a pleasant read I can on y wish I had his facility of expression...


  6. says:

    Nothing is alive, or rather no thing is alive Life what ever that is can only happen as an emergent property of really complex systems in really special conditions Life is not a thing, its a process a special domain of chemistry, which is its self a special domain of physics People have a pretty good handle on how the universe emerged from nothing see A Universe From Nothing Why there is something rather than nothing by Lawrence M Krauss And people have a pretty good handle on how Nothing is alive, or rather no thing is alive Life what ever that is can only happen as an emergent property of really complex systems in really special conditions Life is not a thing, its a process a special domain of chemistry, which is its self a special domain of physics People have a pretty good handle on how the universe emerged from nothing see A Universe From Nothing Why there is something rather than nothing by Lawrence M Krauss And people have a pretty good handle...


  7. says:

    First Life addresses the highly esoteric subject of the ways in which the first life creating molecules, monomers, polymers and substances may have come into being The science here is highly incomplete, and as a result many of the theories are unproven and speculative The author is biased towards his own theories, which is not a problem, except that it ends up making a large part of the bookdetailed and complicated than necessary for all but the experts.Most readers like the reviewer may First Life addresses the highly esoteric subject of the ways in which the first life creating molecules, monomers, polymers and substances may have come into being The science here is highly incomplete, and as a result many of the theories are unproven and speculative The author is biased towards his own theories, which is not a problem, except that it ends up making a large part of the bookdetailed and complicated than necessary for all but the experts.Most readers like the reviewer may never have appreciated the complexities required in the creation of the ingredients of life forms The author does a commendable job in explaining how involved the processes must have been for the most elementary proteins, amino acids, enzymes or lipids let alone the polymers who replicate and mutate themselves, absorb nutrients, store information and work with other ingredients to form the whole to come...


  8. says:

    Interesting, but at times repetitive and overly complicated I was a bit disappointed that there was only about a chapter on astrobiology, which I had assumed to be the main subject matter of the book Really, it s abo...


  9. says:

    I m sure it would be fantastic for someone with a biochem background, but it s just too detailed and technical if you don t I still liked it, I just didn t get as into it as my friends who study biology.


  10. says:

    An interesting look at the emerging science of synthetic biology and the study of abiogenesis This book describes the fundamental foundations of life and how scientists are working on the mystery of how chemistry transformed into biology 3 billion years ago Excellent read.

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