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Author Wacey, David.

Title Early life on Earth : a practical guide / David Wacey
Published [Dordrecht?] : Springer, ©2009

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Description 1 online resource (x, 274 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Topics in geobiology ; 31
Topics in geobiology ; 31.
Contents Investigating Life in Early Archean Rocks -- Setting the Scene: Milestones in the Search for Early Life on Earth -- What Can We Expect to Find in the Earliest Rock Record? -- The Difficulties of Decoding Early Life -- Establishing the Criteria for Early Life on Earth -- Fulfilling the Criteria for Early Life on Earth -- Techniques for Investigating Early Life on Earth -- An Atlas of Claims for Early Archean Life --> 3,700 Ma Isua Supracrustal Belt and Akilia Island, S.W. Greenland -- ˜3,490 Ma Dresser Formation, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,470 Ma Mount Ada Basalt, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,460 Ma Apex Basalt, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,450 Ma, Hoogenoeg Formation, Barberton, South Africa -- 3̃,450 Ma, Panorama Formation, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- ˜3,426-3,350 Ma, Strelley Pool Formation, East Pilbara, Western Australia --?3,416-3,334 Ma, Kromberg Formation, Barberton, South Africa -- 3̃,350 Ma, Euro Basalt, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,250 Ma, Fig Tree Group, Barberton, South Africa -- 3̃,240 Ma, Kangaroo Caves Formation, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,200 Ma, Moodies Group, Barberton, South Africa -- 3̃,200 Ma, Dixon Island Formation, Cleaverville Greenstone Belt, West Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,000 Ma, Cleaverville Formation, Cleaverville Greenstone Belt, West Pilbara, Western Australia -- 3̃,000 Ma, Farrel Quartzite, East Pilbara, Western Australia -- THE IMPOSTERS: Younger Biological Contaminants and Non-Biological Artefacts -- Erratum to
Summary When did life first appear on Earth and what form did it take? This practical guide brings together materials that have been claimed to comprise the earliest fossil record. It is suitable for an astrobiologist and astronaut
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geology, Stratigraphic -- Archaean.
Geological Phenomena
Biogenesis
Organelle Biogenesis
NATURE -- Fossils.
NATURE -- Animals -- Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures.
SCIENCE -- Paleontology.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Archaean.
Sciences de la terre.
Environnement.
Archaean Geologic Period.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Evolution
Paläobiologie
Form Electronic book
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