© 1981

Origin of Life

Proceedings of the Third ISSOL Meeting and the Sixth ICOL Meeting, Jerusalem, June 22–27, 1980

  • Yecheskel Wolman
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. W. M. Irvine, Å. Hjalmarson, O. E. H. Rydbeck
    Pages 11-17
  3. W. M. Irvine, S. B. Leschine, F. P. Schloerb
    Pages 27-32
  4. Michael D. Papagiannis
    Pages 43-50
  5. R. K. Kotra, Akira Shimoyama, Cyril Ponnamperuma, P. E. Hare, K. Yanai
    Pages 51-57
  6. Peter G Stoks, Alan W Schwartz
    Pages 59-64
  7. M. R. Bloch, H. L. Wirth
    Pages 65-71
  8. F. Raulin, C. Ponnamperuma
    Pages 107-114
  9. Lelia M. Coyne, James Lawless, Noam Lahav, Stephen Sutton, Michael Sweeney
    Pages 115-124
  10. J. P. Ferris, K. W. Alwis, E. H. Edelson, N. Mount, W. J. Hagan Jr.
    Pages 125-128
  11. Dale E. Ingmanson, Michael J. Dowler
    Pages 129-134
  12. Stanley L. Miller, James E. Van Trump
    Pages 135-141

About these proceedings


This volume is a record of the 6th International Conference on the Origins of Life and the 3rd Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Origins of Life. The conference was held under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Jerusalem from June 22nd to June 27th 1980. A few weeks prior to the conference, Academician Aleksander Ivanovich Oparin passed away. Oparin, the father and founder of the study of the origins of life, proposed over 50 years ago that modern biological molecules had abidogical origins in the past, thus the beginning of life on Earth was preceded by a long period of abiogenic molecular evolution. Oparin was planning to report on his latest work in the opening session of the meeting - "Natural Selection: A Leading Factor in Transition from the Non-Living Matter to Life". This lecture will never be delivered. In Hebrew we say of those who have died "may their memory be bound with the bonds of eternal life". For Aleksander Ivanovich Oparin those words have particular significance, for surely his pioneering work will endure as long as the spirit of scientific enquiry prevails. This meeting was dedicated to the memory of Aleksander Ivanovich Oparin.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yecheskel Wolman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Origin of Life
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Third ISSOL Meeting and the Sixth ICOL Meeting, Jerusalem, June 22–27, 1980
  • Editors Y. Wolman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1229-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-8422-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-8420-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 613
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Paleontology
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