Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning…


Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning (Cambridge Astrobiology)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2008-01-14
ISBN-10: 0521871026
ISBN-13: 9780521871020
Language: English
Pages: 526
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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. Show more Show less 74f814338bc43cb2a12011341a3bd34a

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