From Suns to Life: A Chronological Approach to the History of Life on Earth
This review gathers astronomers, geologists, biologists, and chemists around a common question: how did life emerge on Earth? The ultimate goal is to probe an even more demanding question: is life universal? This not-so linear account highlights problems, gaps, and controversies. Discussion covers the formation of the solar system; the building of a habitable planet; prebiotic chemistry, biochemistry, and the emergence of life; the early Earth environment, and much more.
Presents a complete review of the history of life stretching 2.5 billion yearsUniquely multidisciplinary touching astronomy, geology, chemistry, biochemistry and biologyComes with a colorful interdisciplinary fold-out graph showing the main events that have led to the emergence of life