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The genesis quest / Michael Marshall.

The genesis quest / Michael Marshall.
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576.83 MARS
Adult Non Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
576.83 MARS
Adult Non Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781474611428 (paperback)
Author Marshall, Michael (Science writer) author.
Title The genesis quest / Michael Marshall.
Publisher/Date London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. viii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents note Published in the US by University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note How did life begin? Why are we here? These are some of the most profound questions we can ask. For almost a century, a small band of eccentric scientists has struggled to answer these questions and explain one of the greatest mysteries of all: how and why life began on Earth. There are many different proposals, and each idea has attracted passionate believers who promote it with an almost religious fervour, as well as detractors who reject it with equal passion. But the quest to unravel life's genesis is not just a story of big ideas. It is also a compelling human story, rich in personalities, conflicts, and surprising twists and turns. Along the way the journey takes in some of the greatest discoveries in modern biology, from evolution and cells to DNA and life's family tree. It is also a search whose end may finally be in sight. In The Genesis Quest, Michael Marshall shows how the quest to understand life's beginning is also a journey to discover the true nature of life, and by extension our place in the universe.
Subject Life sciences -- History -- 20th century
Life sciences -- History -- 21st century
Life -- Origin -- Popular works
Scientists
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