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Marine Hydrothermal Systems and the Origin of Life


Edited By: NG Holm

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #23988 | ISBN: 0792320182
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Report of the SCOR (Scientific Community on Oceanographic Research) Working Group 1991.


Why are hydrothermal systems proposed as plausible environments for the origin of life?, N.G. Holm; hydrothermal systems - their varieties, dynamics, and suitability for prebiotic chemistry, N.G. Holm and R.J-C Hennet; modern life at high temperatures, R.M. Daniel; aqueous organic geochemistry at high temperature/high pressure, B.R.T. Simoneit; chemical environments of submarine hydrothermal systems, E.L. Shock; chemical markers of prebiotic chemistry in hydrothermal systems, J.P. Ferris; hydrothermal organic synthesis experiments, E.L. Shock; an experimental approach to chemical evolution in submarine hydrothermal systems, H. Yanagawa and K. Kobayashi; mineral theories of the origin of life and an iron sulfide example, A.G. Cairns-Smith, et al; future research, N.G. Holm, et al.

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