How life originated remains an unanswered fundamental question. The author’s aim in this book is to bring research and debate about the origin of life to a popular audience. Hazen’s book frequently contains personal anecdotes that will resonate with any scientist: he recounts thinking up hypotheses and experiments, stumbling into serendipitous collaborations, and getting unexpected results that initially make no sense. He also clearly believes that the interesting science is in the details rather than the overview. Consequently, in order to tell stories about particular lab experiments, he has no qualms in enthusiastically discussing how to weld a gold capsule...

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