Readership: An important and ground-breaking book for general readers
interested in science; also of interest to biologists, chemists, and other scientists.
Addy Pross, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Addy Pross received a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Sydney University in 1970. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and a recognized authority in the area of chemical reactivity to which he contributed with the highly cited and acclaimed Pross-Shaik model of chemical reactivity. He has held visiting positions in many universities word-wide, including the University of Lund, Stanford University, Rutgers University, University of California at Irvine, University of Padova, the Australian National University Canberra, and Sydney University. He has served on the
editorial board of chemical and biological journals and a variety of academic management boards. In recent years he has directed his attention to the biological arena where he has applied his expertise in chemical reactivity to the Origin of Life problem and the broader question of the problematic chemistry-biology interface.
"Addy Pross's growing sense of excitement is palpable in this lucid, thoughtful, and accessible exploration of the very foundations of that most exquisite and extraordinary property of matter, life." - Peter Atkins
1: Living things are so very strange
2: Historic quest for a theory of life
3: Understanding, understanding
4: Stability and instability
5: The knotty origin of life problem
6: Biology's crisis of identity
7: Biology is chemistry
8: What is Life?