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Comets and the origin of life proceedings of the Fifth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., October 29th to 31st, 1980 by College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution (5th 1980)

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Published by D. Reidel, Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Boston in Dordrecht, Holland, Boston, Hingham, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Comets -- Congresses.,
  • Life on other planets -- Congresses.,
  • Molecular evolution -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Cyril Ponnamperuma.
ContributionsPonnamperuma, Cyril, 1923-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB721 .C64 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 282 p. :
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4264809M
ISBN 109027713189
LC Control Number81010703

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