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by Stephen F. Mason

eBook Chemical Evolution: Origins of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems ePub
Author: Stephen F. Mason
Language: English
ISBN: 0198552726
ISBN13: 978-0198552727
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (March 28, 1991)
Pages: 336
Category: Science & Mathematics
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 354
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ePub file: 1563 kb
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Chemical Evolution: Origin of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems. The Introduction to this book is the best introduction to a book I have ever read, and the rest of the book is good too.

Chemical Evolution: Origin of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems. Mason takes a wonderful historical perspective to the subject matter and is a lucid writer. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The chemical elements in nineteenth-century science (all the following chapters have sub-headings) 3. Atomic dissociation and transmutation 4. The age and abundances of the elements 5. Stellar nucleosnthesis 6. The interstellar medium 7. The solar system 8. Meteorite and comet constitutions 9. The Earth and its formation 10.

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This remarkable new book is for everyone interested in the origin and evolution of the universe. It relates the history of chemicals, from the earliest generation of the light elements in the Big Bang, to their transformation into heavier atoms and their subsequent molecular evolution into myriad forms, including life on Earth. Spanning both organic and inorganic chemical combinations, the survey thus covers billions of years and involves evidence coming from the analysis of long-extinct as well as ongoing processes. The techniques used in this fascinating study are also described.

Chemical Evolution : Origins of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems. This remarkable new book is for everyone interested in the origin and evolution of the universe.

336 pages, Line illus, tabs. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Bestsellers in Evolution.

Chemical Evolution starts by looking at the elements

Oxford University Press 1991. Chemical Evolution starts by looking at the elements. It goes through the history of their discovery, classification and structure - Dalton, Mendeleyev, Rutherford, etc. - and then goes on to look at their origin and their distribution throughout the universe. The chapter on the energetics of living systems contains a nice presentation of the mitochondrial and chloroplast power systems, taking a slightly different approach (with more chemical detail) to that of biochemistry texts. The chapter on genealogy and reproduction is fairly standard stuff and the chapter on the origins of life could have been extended, but the overall presentation is good.

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origin of the elements, molecules, and living systems. by Stephen Finney Mason. Published in Oxford : New York. Molecular evolution, Internet Archive Wishlist. Includes bibliographical references (p. -302) and indexes. 6. The Physical Object.

This remarkable new book is for everyone interested in the origin and evolution of the universe. It relates the history of chemicals, from the earliest generation of the light elements in the Big Bang, to their transformation into heavier atoms and their subsequent molecular evolution into myriad forms, including life on Earth. Spanning both organic and inorganic chemical combinations, the survey thus covers billions of years and involves evidence coming from the analysis of long-extinct as well as ongoing processes. The techniques used in this fascinating study are also described. They include the analysis of many sources: isotopes from ancient nuclear reactions and still-active radionuclides; molecules from space--frozen in meteorites or continuously generated in vast interstellar clouds; and the detritus of volcanic and geochemical activity. This is also the story of the origin of life, which can be biochemically detected through the modern descendants of early microbial life-forms and from laboratory experiments in prebiotic chemistry. The author also describes the history of ideas in the study of chemistry and the development of modern theories on chemical evolution. This is a highly readable account of central issues and ideas in modern science that will be read with absorbing interest by a wide range of students, researchers, and general readers.
Siatanni
Yes read it, as the first reviewer said. This book is amazing covering the "Chemical Evolution: Origins of the Elements, Molecules and Living Systems." The Introduction to this book is the best introduction to a book I have ever read, and the rest of the book is good too. Mason takes a wonderful historical perspective to the subject matter and is a lucid writer.
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The chemical elements in nineteenth-century science (all the following chapters have sub-headings)
3. Atomic dissociation and transmutation
4. The age and abundances of the elements
5. Stellar nucleosnthesis
6. The interstellar medium
7. The solar system
8. Meteorite and comet constitutions
9. The Earth and its formation
10. The evolution of the Earth
11. The energetics of living systems
12. Organic replication and genealogy
13. Prebiotic chemistry ("... the study of the chemical origins of living organisms ...") page 1. page 251- on prions "... the traditional prebiotic protein worlds retain their place, now as possible precursors of the more elaborate nucleic acid epoch."
14. Biomolecular handedness
Bibliography, which is extensive, 17 pages
Author index
Subject index
Buy this book and enjoy!

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elektron
This book is amazing. Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of the author.
The sheer breadth of his canvas is astounding. If you are interested in evolution, in the broadest sense, read it!
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