Review of the hardback: 'Charting the successful development of life is certainly a fascinating challenge and one which Luisi addresses head on in this book from both a scientific and philosophical standpoint. ... This comprehensive volume will particularly suit those students and academics who wish to delve further into early natural history, either out of an innate curiosity or a more professional approach to unravel one of the true mysteries of nature.' Chemistry & Industry
Review of the hardback: 'This work is a fresh and exciting new look at a now long-established field. Because it is so fascinating to read, it is a work that I feel deserves to be in every library of science.' Chemistry World
Review of the hardback: '... the reviewer recommends this book for specialists in Earth and life sciences.' Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie
Uniquely combining biology and philosophy, this book offers a systematic course in the emergence of life from inanimate matter through to cellular life. With review questions included, this book will appeal to graduate students, academics and researchers in the field of the origin of life and other related areas.