The Chemistry of Evolution
The Development of our Ecosystem
- R.J.P Williams, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
- J.J.R Fraústo da Silva, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Students, academics and researchers in inorganic and organic chemistry, as well as those interested in uncovering the position of living organisms in a changing environment
- Published: December 2005
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-52155-2
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The Evolution of Earth-The Geochemical Partner of the Global Ecosystem (5 Billion Years of History).
Chapter 2. Basic Chemistry of the Ecosystem.
Chapter 3. Energy, Order and Disorder, and Organised Systems.
Chapter 4. Outline of Biological Chemical Principles: Components, Pathways and Controls.
Chapter 5. First Steps in Evolution of Prokaryotes: Anaerobic Chemotypes Four to Three Billion Years Ago.
Chapter 6. The Evolution of Protoaerobic and Aerobic Prokaryote Chemotypes (Three to Two Billion Years Ago).
Chapter 7. Unicellular Eukaryotes Chemotypes (About One and a Half Billion Years Ago?).
Chapter 8. Multi-Cellular Eukaryote Chemotypes (From One Billion Years Ago).
Chapter 9. The Evolution of Chemotypes with Nerves and a Brain (0.5 Billion Years Ago to Today).
Chapter 10. Evolution due to Mankind: A Completely Novel Chemotype (Less than One Hundred Thousand Years Ago).
Chapter 11. Conclusion: The Inevitable Factors in Evolution.