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Echoes of Life: What Fossil Molecules Reveal About Earth History
In 1936 a German chemist identified certain organic molecules that he had extracted from ancient rocks and oils as the fossil remains of chlorophyll--presumably from plants that had lived and died millions of years in the past. It was another twenty-five years before this insight was developed and the term "biomarker" coined to describe fossil molecules whose molecular str ...more
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Published October 8th 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA
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