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Vital Dust

Life as a Cosmic Imperative

by Christian De Duve

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Basic Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Molecular evolution

  • About the Edition

    Nobel prize-winning biochemist Christian de Duve takes readers on a survey of the history of life on earth from a biochemical and molecular perspective, from the formation of the first biomolecules and prebiotic peptides to thioesters; RNA and the age of information, to the greening of the earth and the age (and workings) of the mind.

    Edition Notes

    GenreNon-fiction, Science (Biology)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7594140M
    ISBN 100465090451
    ISBN 109780465090457

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He masterfully splits the story of life on Earth into seven different by:   Vital Dust book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or /5.

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Christian René, viscount de Duve ( ) was a Nobel Prize-winning Belgian cytologist and biochemist, who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine in ; he wrote other books such as Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind, and Meaning,A Guided Tour Of The Living Cell,Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life, etc.

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Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative Christian de Duve Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe.

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He discovered the cellular components called lysosomes and peroxisomes and researched insulin and glucagon. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in with Albert Claude and George E. Palade "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional /5.

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The argument, he observes in his new book Vital Dust, put the origin of life outside the reach of science: If this were so, we would be wasting our time trying to explain the origin of life in scientific terms.

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