Seven Clues To The Origin of Life

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This concise readable book explains, in language understandable to a wide audience, the author's somewhat controversial views about the possible origin of life. His major statement on the subject, 'Genetic Takeover' (published by the Press in 1982) attracted much publicity and acclaim. With the upsurge of interest in evolution there has been considerable debate about primeval events and in this book the evidence is presented in an amusing and logical manner in the style of a detective story.

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The mysteries surrounding the origins of life on earth are written in detective story fashion by a world famous scientist in this popular version of Genetic Takeover, originally published in 1982.

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This book addresses the question of how life may have arisen on the earth, in the spirit of an intriguing detective story. It relies on the methods of Sherlock Holmes, in particular his principle that one should use the most paradoxical features of a case to crack it. This approach to the essential biological problems is not merely light-hearted, but a fascinating scrutiny of some very fundamental questions.

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