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Geochemistry and the origin of life

Keith A. Kvenvolden

Geochemistry and the origin of life

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Published by Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, distributed by Halsted Press in Stroudsburg, Pa, [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Organic geochemistry,
  • Life -- Origin

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and indexes.

    Statementedited by Keith A. Kvenvolden.
    SeriesBenchmark papers in geology ; v. 14
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE516.5 .K87
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 422 p. :
    Number of Pages422
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5060557M
    ISBN 100471511196
    LC Control Number74024685

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemical toolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of modern geochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs/5(29).


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