Table of contents for Genesis : the scientific quest for life's origin / by Robert M. Hazen.

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Table of Contents
Foreword by David Deamer
Preface
Prologue--February 1996
Part I: EMERGENCE AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
	Chapter 1: The Missing Law
	Chapter 2: What is Life?
 Chapter 3: Looking for Life
	Chapter 4: Earth's Smallest Fossils
	Chapter 5: Idiosyncrasies
Interlude--God in the Gaps
Part II: THE EMERGENCE OF BIOMOLECULES
	Chapter 6: Stanley Miller's Spark of Genius
	Chapter 7: Heaven or Hell?
	Chapter 8: Under Pressure
	Chapter 9: Productive Environments
Interlude--Mythos versus Logos
Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF MACROMOLECULES
	Chapter 10: The Macromolecules of Life
	Chapter 11: Isolation
	Chapter 12: Minerals to the Rescue
	Chapter 13: Left and Right
Interlude--Where Are the Women?
Part IV: THE EMERGENCE OF SELF-REPLICATING SYSTEMS
	Chapter 14: Wheels Within Wheels
	Chapter 15: The Iron-Sulfur World
	Chapter 16: The RNA World 
	Chapter 17: The Pre-RNA World
	Chapter 18: The Emergence of Competition
	Chapter 19: Three Scenarios for the Origin of Life
Epilogue--The Journey Ahead 
Notes and Bibliography

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Life -- Origin.