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Published: 28 April 2016

224 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198784791

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What is Life?

How Chemistry Becomes Biology

Addy Pross

Oxford Landmark Science

  • Reconsiders the big question: how did life emerge from non-life?
  • Draws on recent results from the new field of systems chemistry to articulate an answer
  • Shows how chemical systems become complex and acquire the properties of life
  • Demonstrates that Darwinian evolution is the expression of a much deeper principle in the physical sciences
  • With a new Epilogue highlighting the latest developments in the ideas discussed, and their implications
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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