A. G. Cairns-Smith - references
Books by A. G. Cairns-Smith
Photographs of these books can be found in the gallery.
- The life puzzle: on crystals and organisms and on the possibility of a crystal as an ancestor, A. G. Cairns-Smith, Oliver and Boyd, 1971;
- Genetic takeover - and the mineral origins of life, A. G. Cairns-Smith, Cambridge University Press, 1982;
- Seven Clues to the Origin of Life - a scientific detective story, A. G. Cairns-Smith, Cambridge University Press, 1985;
- Clay minerals and the origin of life, edited by A. G. Cairns-Smith and Hyman Hartman, Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Cairns-Smith has recently written some popular science books (which have no connection
with the subject of his earlier work):
Relevant papers by A. G. Cairns-Smith (in order of publication date)
A. Graham Cairns-Smith's home page is available
Some of his other papers on mineral matters are among those listed
There's a brief biography of the man [here].
We maintain another page of references to Cairns-Smith's work.
See also: our links page.
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