An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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UREY, Harold Clayton

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The planets: Their origin and development.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1952.

Urey coined the term cosmochemistry. He speculated that the early terrestrial atmosphere was probably composed of ammonia, methane, and hydrogen. One of his graduate students, Stanley Miller, showed in the Miller–Urey experiment  (No. 7383) that, if such a mixture is exposed to electric sparks and to water, it can interact to produce amino acids. 

Subjects: BIOLOGY › Astrobiology / Exobiology / Abiogenesis