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How Molecular Forces and Rotating Planets Create Life

Author: Jan Spitzer   Series: Vienna Series In Theoretical B

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"An original physicochemical contribution to the problem of understanding life and its emergence, incorporating concepts from planetary sciences, chemistry and biology"--
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"An original physicochemical contribution to the problem of understanding life and its emergence, incorporating concepts from planetary sciences, chemistry and biology"--

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Description

A reconceptualization of origins research that exploits a modern understanding of non-covalent molecular forces that stabilize living prokaryotic cells. Scientific research into the origins of life remains exploratory and speculative. Science has no definitive answer to the biggest questions--What is life? and How did life begin on earth? In this book, Jan Spitzer reconceptualizes origins research by exploiting a modern understanding of non-covalent molecular forces and covalent bond formation--a physicochemical approach propounded originally by Linus Pauling and Max Delbr ck. Spitzer develops the Pauling-Delbr ck premise as a physicochemical jigsaw puzzle that identifies key stages in life's emergence, from the formation of first oceans, tidal sediments, and proto-biofilms to progenotes, proto-cells and the first cellular organisms.

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About the Author

Jan Spitzer, a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Queen Elizabeth College at the University of London, has had a long career in chemistry and polymer science, as Associate Professor, and Research and Development Manager in synthetic latex industry. He is the author or coauthor of numerous peer-reviewed papers, technical articles, and book chapters.

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Publisher
Mit Press Ltd | MIT Press
Published
9th February 2021
Pages
240
ISBN
9780262045575
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