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By George Wald (auth.), J. Oró, S. L. Miller, C. Ponnamperuma, R. S. Young (eds.)

This book, in volumes, contains lots of the clinical papers awarded on the first assembly of the foreign Society for the examine of the beginning of lifestyles (lSSOL), hung on June 25-28, 1973 in Barcelona, Spain. the 1st quantity includes the invited articles and the second one quantity the contributed papers, which additionally look within the 1974 and 1975 matters, respectively, of the recent magazine Origins of existence, released via D. Reidel. a comparatively huge variety of conferences just about the foundation of lifestyles were held somewhere else for the reason that 1957. when it comes to its association, scope, and quantity and nationality of individuals, the convention celebrated final 12 months in Barcelona heavily the 3 overseas meetings held past in Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1957, Wakulla Springs, u.s., 1963, and Pont-a-Mousson, France, 1970. therefore the 1st ISSOL assembly was once additionally named the 4th foreign convention at the beginning of Life.

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