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Ring of bright pink and white lights, with two stars to either side.
Cosmic pearls, unleashed by the explosion of Supernova 1987A . Image: NASA, ESA, P. Challis and R. Kirshner.
Swirl of red colored stars around a hazy, white center.
Spiral Gallaxy MB1.
Image: JPLCaltech, S. Willnar.


Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson/Haldane, J. B. S. (1892-1964)

   Haldane, J. B. S. The causes of evolution. London, New York, Longmans, Green and Co., 1932. 234 p.
      QH366.H45

   Haldane, J. B. S. Enzymes. London, New York, Longmans, Green, 1930. 235 p.
      QP601.H25

   Haldane, J. B. S. What is life? London, Lindsay Drummond, 1949. 261 p.
      Q171.H1565 1949

Margulis, Lynn (1938-)
   Margulis, Lynn. Origin of eukaryotic cells; evidence and research implications for a theory of the origin and evolution
   of microbial, plant, and animal cells on the Precambrian earth.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1970. 349 p.
      QH581.2.M37

   Margulis, Lynn, and Dorion Sagan. What is life? Foreword by Niles Eldredge. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995.
   207 p.
      QH325.M298 1995

Miller, Stanley Lloyd (1930-2007)
   Miller, S. L. Production of amino acids under possible primitive earth conditions. Science, v. 117, May 15, 1953:
   528.
      Q1.S35

   Miller, Stanley L., and Leslie E. Orgel. The origins of life on the earth. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1974.
   229 p.
      QH325.M55

   Miller, S. L., and H. C. Urey. Organic compound synthesis on the primitive earth. Science, v. 130, July 31, 1959:
   245.
      Q1.S35

Oparin, Aleksandr Ivanovich (1894-1980)
   International Symposium on the Origin of Life on the Earth (1957, Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.). Proceedings. Edited for the
   Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. Edited by A. I. Oparin and others. London, New York, Pergamon Press, 1959.
   691 p.
      QH325.I5 1957

   Molecular evolution: prebiological and biological. Edited by Duane L. Rohlfing and A. I. Oparin. New York, Plenum
   Press, 1972. 481 p.
      A volume commemorating the sixtieth birthday of Sidney W. Fox.
      QH325.M65

   Oparin, Aleksandr Ivanovich. The origin of life. Translated with annotations by Sergius Morgulis. New York, The
   Macmillan Company, 1938. 270 p.
      QH325.O6

   Oparin, Aleksandr Ivanovich and V. Fesenkov. The universe. Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1957.
   232 p.
      MLCS 93/15637

Sagan, Carl (1934-1996)
   Sagan, Carl. Cosmos. New York, Random House, 1980. 365 p.
      QB44.2.S235

   Sagan, Carl. Organic matter and the moon. Washington, National Academy of Sciences, National Research
   Council, 1961. 49 p.
      QB591.S32

   Sagan, Carl. The quest for life beyond the earth. Harvard alumni bulletin, v. 66, no. 12, Apr. 4, 1964: 508-513.
      LH1.H3A5

   Sagan, Carl, and Ann Druyan. Shadows of forgotten ancestors: a search for who we are. New York, Random House,
   1992. 505 p.
      QH325.S24 1992

Schrödinger, Erwin (1887-1861)
   Schrödinger, Erwin. Expanding universes. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1956. 93 p.
      QB500/S36

   Schrödinger, Erwin. What is life? and other scientific essays. Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1956. 263 p.
      QH331.S356

   Schrödinger, Erwin. What is life? The physical aspect of the living cell. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1945.
   91 p.
      Based on lectures delivered under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies at Trinity College,
      Dublin, in February 1943.
      QH331.S355 1945

Other References
   Bastian, H. Charlton. The origin of life: being an account of experiments with certain superheated saline solutions in
   hermetically sealed vessels. London, Watts & Co., 1911. 76 p.
      QH325.B34

   Symposium on Thermodynamics and the Origin of Life, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969. Irreversible
   thermodynamics and the origin of life. Edited by G. F. Oster, I. L. Silver, and C. A. Tobias. New York, Gordon and
   Breach Science Publishers, 1974. 69 p.
      QH325.S88 1971

Compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D., July 2007

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