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

This book, in volumes, contains many of the clinical papers provided on the first assembly of the overseas Society for the learn of the foundation 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 seem within the 1974 and 1975 concerns, respectively, of the recent magazine Origins of lifestyles, released through D. Reidel. a comparatively huge variety of conferences with reference to the foundation of existence were held elsewhere because 1957. when it comes to its association, scope, and quantity and nationality of contributors, the convention celebrated final yr 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 used to be additionally named the 4th overseas convention at the foundation of Life.

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Organic molecules based on carbon are the most prolific. The underlined molecules have been detected in a number of molecular clouds and have relatively large abundances. 3 mm X-ogen and Y-ogen lines. 40 DAVID BUHL possibility of finding even more complex molecules is immense. This would then help to establish the direction of the organic chemistry in molecular clouds, a subject which is in complete disarray at the moment. 10. Conclusion The question of the origin of life is a difficult problem.

Sci. ) 52,595. : 1965, in E. J. ), Recent Progress in Photobiology, Blackwell's, Oxford, pp. 333-350. : 1968a, Science 162, 230. : 1968b, in A. ), Stars and Living Organisms: a Metabolic Connection, in Photobiology, Penguin Science Survey, Penguin Books, Baltimore p. 33. Wald, G. and DuBuy, H. : 1936, Science 84, 247. Y. A. Abstract. The discovery of immense organic clouds of gas embedded in the dusty regions of our Galaxy is of tremendous importance to the origin of life. It is within these clouds that the formation of stars and planetary systems is believed to take place.

It shows that the molecules which require higher excitation densities show emission lines in a smaller region closer to the center of the protostar condensations. What we see in the Orion nebulae is several prestellar condensations imbedded in the gas and dust of nebulae. 5 x 10 8 km). It probably is a spherical shell surrounding the central core of the condensation (Figure 5). The H 2 0 molecules in this shell are providing part of the cooling for the gas as it collapses to form the star. The amounts of energy involved are quite large: 10 30 ergs s -1 in the case of the water emission from the central region of the Orion molecular cloud.

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