A. G. Cairns-Smith

Seven Clues to the Origin of Life A Scientific Detective Story Translated from the English by Michel Biezunski. Publication date : April 1, 1990

Sherlock Holmes would have certainly been interested to see his deductive methods applied to the resolution of a major scientific mystery: What is the origin of life? A. G. Cairns-Smith, the chemist and author of Genetic Takeover, a definitive technical work on the subject, conducts an investigation directly inspired by the famous detective.