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Seven Clues to the Origin of Life : A Scientific Detective Story
by A. G. Cairns-Smith




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This book addresses the question of how life may have arisen on the earth, in the spirit of an intriguing detective story. It relies on the methods of Sherlock Holmes, in particular his principle that one should use the most paradoxical features of a case to crack it. This approach to the essential biological problems is not merely light-hearted, but a fascinating scrutiny of some very fundamental questions.

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Overview

This book addresses the question of how life may have arisen on the earth, in the spirit of an intriguing detective story. It relies on the methods of Sherlock Holmes, in particular his principle that one should use the most paradoxical features of a case to crack it. This approach to the essential biological problems is not merely light-hearted, but a fascinating scrutiny of some very fundamental questions.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521398282
  • ISBN-10: 0521398282
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: September 1990
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 5.53 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds

Series: Canto

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