Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-tuning (BOK)

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This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt. Here, these anthropic considerations are diversified in a host of new ways to identify the most sensitive features of biochemistry and astrobiology. Celebrating the classic 1913 work of Lawrence J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment for Life, this book looks at the delicate balance between chemistry and the ambient conditions in the universe that permit complex chemical networks and structures to exist. It will appeal to a broad range of scientists, academics, and others interested in the origin and existence of life in our universe.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521871020 Antall sider 526
Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,8cm Vekt 1182 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Charles Harper, John Barrow, Simon Conway Morris, Stephen Freedland
Emner og form Biology, life sciences, Cosmology & the universe