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Ponnamperuma, Cyril 1923-

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Works: 90 works in 304 publications in 5 languages and 5,290 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Cyril Ponnamperuma
Chemical evolution of the early Precambrian by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical Evolution of the Early Precambrian is a collection of papers presented at the Second College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, held at the University of Maryland in October 1975. The book presents the discussions on the processes that led to the beginning of life on earth based on information gathered from the study of the Early Precambrian period. Topics on the origin of the atmosphere; early Precambrian weathering and sedimentation; carbon contents of early Precambrian rocks; and the establishment of the earliest date in the Precambrian period at which unambiguous living fo
The origins of life by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exobiology by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and Dutch and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar communication; scientific perspectives by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chemical evolution of the giant planets by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical Evolution of the Giant Planets is a compilation of papers on the chemical evolution of giant planets, presented at a colloquium sponsored by the Laboratory of Chemical Evolution in October, 1974. The compendium focuses on the interpretation of data provided by the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions, which conducted explorations of the outer planets. Scientists from various disciplines tackle the various aspects of the study of the chemical environment of the giant planets and their satellites. Subjects such as the atmosphere of Jupiter and Saturn; chemical abundances in the atmospheres of
Chemical evolution and the origin of life : Proceedings of the International Conference on the Origin of Life by R Buvet( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative planetology : [proceedings of the Third College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution ... held September 29-October 1, 1976 at the University of Maryland] by Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Planetology discusses the results of data obtained from the Viking mission to Mars along with other data from other planetary missions. The book considers the many aspects of the evolution of the solar system in a comparative fashion. The interiors of planets, crustal evolution, the origin of planetary atmospheres, and the question of the origin of life are discussed using the gathered information. Astronomers, geologists, chemists, and biologists will find the book an interesting read
Cosmochemistry and the origin of life : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Maratea, Italy, June 1-12, 1981 by NATO Advanced Study Institute( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in human history, developments in many branches of science provide us with an opportunity of formula­ ting a comprehensive picture of the universe from its beginning to the present time. It is an awesome reflection that the carbon in our bodies is the very carbon which was generated during the birth of a star. There is a perceptible continuum through the billions of years which can be revealed by the study of chemistry. Studies in nucleosynthesis have related the origin of the elements to the life history of the stars. The chemical elements we find on earth, HYdrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen, were created in astronomical processes that took place in the past, and these elements are not spread throughout space in the form of stars and galaxies. Radioastronomers have discovered a vast array of organic molecules in the interstellar medium which have a bearing on prebiological chemical processes. Many of the molecules found so far contain the four elements, C, N, 0, H. Except for the chem­ ically unreactive He, these four elements are the most abundant in the galaxy. The origin of polyatomic interstellar molecules is an unresolved problem. While we can explain the formation of some diatomic molecules as due to two atom collisions, it is much more difficult to form polyatomic molecules by collisions between diatomic molecules and atoms. There may be other produc­ tion mechanisms at work such as reactions taking place on the surface of interstellar dust grains
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 Cyril Ponnamperuma( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of Halley's Cornet in 1986 has generated much ex citement in the scientific community with preparations already afoot for an International Cornet Watch and a cornet launch by the European Space Community, the Japanese and Soviet Space Scientists. The meet ing held at the University of Maryland in October 1980 was primarily stimulated by the preparations for further study of this cornet and by one of the most important unanswered questions related to comets, name ly, whether they may have made a eontribution to the origin of life on earth. Our un"derstanding of the role of comets in the origin of life must necessarily come from our studies of the astronomy and the chem istry of comets. Some clues to the processes which led to the for mation of organic molecules and eventually to the appearance of life have come from these studies of comets, perhaps the most ancient of all objects in our solar system. Whether there is, however, a biology of comets still remains to be seen, although some claims have been made that perhaps comets might themselves provide an environment for even the beginnings of life. Scientists with the latest available information on comets and differing opinions as to the role of comets in the origin of life attended this symposium. The formal papers presented are now being made available to the students of chemical evolution within the pages of this volume
Cosmic evolution : an introduction to astronomy by George B Field( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits of life : proceedings of the Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., October 18th to 20th, 1978 by College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical evolution--physics of the origin and evolution of life : proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution, Trieste, Italy, 4-8 September 1995 by Julian Chela Flores( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading researchers in the area of the origin and evolution of life in the universe contributed to Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life. This volume provides a review of this interdisciplinary field. In 35 chapters many aspects of the origin of life are discussed by 90 authors, with particular emphasis on the early paleontological record: physical, chemical, biological, and informational aspects of life's origin, instrumentation in exobiology and system exploration; the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial intelligent radio signals. This book contains the proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution that took place in September 1995, in which scientists from a wide geographical distribution joined in a Memorial to Cyril Ponnamperuma, who was a pioneer in the field of chemical evolution, the origin of life, and exobiology, and also initiated the Trieste Conferences on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life. This fourth Conference was therefore dedicated to his memory. Audience: Graduate students and researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of chemical evolution and the origin of life
A Search for carbon and its compounds in lunar samples from Mare Tranquillitatis( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical evolution--self-organization of the macromolecules of life : proceedings of the Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life, 25-29 October 1993 by 1993, Trieste) Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life (2( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical evolution--the structure and model of the first cell by Conference on the Structure and Model of the First Cell( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prebiological self organization of matter by College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early evolution of life [by] Richard S. Young [and] Cyril Ponnamperuma by Richard Stuart YOUNG( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits of Life : Proceedings of the Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., October 18th to 20th, 1978 by Cyril Ponnamperuma( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the fourth in the series of the Proceedings of the College Park Colloquia on Chemical Evolution. These Colloquia, and the resulting Proceedings, are presented in the interest of fostering the impact of the interdisciplinary nature of chemical evolu­ tion on contemporary scientific thought. vii EDITORS'INTRODUCTION The Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution was held on October 18 - 20, 1978 at the University of Maryland. The meeting, supported by the National Aero­ nautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, centered on the variable environments, both past and present, in which living organisms have survived, grown, and evolved - the limits of life. Previous colloquia had emphasized the Giant Planets (1974) 1, Early Life during the Precambrian (1975)2 and Comparative Planetology (1976)3. The College Park Colloquia have been noted for the broad interdisciplinary nature of the training and interests of the participants. The fourth meeting was no ex­ ception with the participation of approximately 85 researchers, representing many academic fields. As with previous meetings, the interdisciplinary approach to the question of the limits of life encouraged the exchange of knowledge and information. A major scientific aspiration is to understand why living systems are restricted to certain environments
A lunar-based chemical analysis laboratory : proceedings of the Ninth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, [University of Maryland, October 30-31, 1989] by College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cosmochemistry and the origin of life : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Maratea, Italy, June 1-12, 1981
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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, 1980Chemical evolution--physics of the origin and evolution of life : proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution, Trieste, Italy, 4-8 September 1995Chemical evolution--the structure and model of the first cellA lunar-based chemical analysis laboratory : proceedings of the Ninth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, [University of Maryland, October 30-31, 1989]
Alternative Names
Cyril Ponnamperuma chimico singalese

Cyril Ponnamperuma chimiste srilankais

Cyril Ponnamperuma scheikundige uit Sri Lanka (1923-1995)

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Ponnamperuma, C. (Cyril), 1923-

Ponnamperuma, Cyril Andrew 1923-1994

Ponnamperuma, S.

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Поннамперума, C. (Cырил), 1923-

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