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Suggested Citation:"References." National Research Council. 1990. The Search for Life's Origins: Progress and Future Directions in Planetary Biology and Chemical Evolution. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1541.
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References National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Evolution of Complex and Higher Organisms (ECHO) (NASA 19851. National Research Council Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1970s Volume 1: Report of the As- tronomy Survey Committee (National Academy of Sciences, 1972~. Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980s Volume 1: Report of the As- tronomy Survey Committee (National Academy Press, 1982~. Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980s—Volume 2: Reports of the Pan- els (National Academy Press, 1983a). Challenges to Astronomy and Astrophysics: Working Documents of the Astronomy Survey Committee (National Academy Press, 1983b). Space Studies Board Post-Viking Biological Investigations of Mars (National Academy of Sci- ences, 1977~. A Strategy for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980s (National Academy of Sciences, 19791. Strategy for the Exploration of Primitive Solar-System Bodies Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites: 1980-1990 (National Academy of Sciences, 1980~. Origin and Evolution of Life Implications for the Planets: A Scientific Strategy for the 1980s (National Academy of Sciences, 1981~. 133

34 REFERENCES A Strategy for Earth Science from Space in the 1980s. Part I: Solid Earth and Oceans (National Academy Press, 1982~. A Strategy for Earth Science from Space in the 1980s and 1990s. Part II: Atmosphere and Interactions with the Solid Earth, Oceans, and Biota (National Academy Press, 1985~. Remote Sensing of the Biosphere (National Academy Press, 1986a). A Strategy for Exploration of the Outer Planets: 1986-1996 (National Acad- emy Press, 1986b). Space Science in the Twenty-First Century: Imperatives for the Decades 1995 to 2015 Report of the Task Group on Life Sciences (National Academy Press, 1988a). Space Science in the Twenty-First Century: Imperatives for the Decades 1995 to 2015 Report of the Task Group on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (National Academy Press, 1988b). Space Science in the Twenty-First Century: Imperatives for the Decades 1995 to 2015 Astronomy and Astrophysics (National Academy Press, 1988c). A Strategy for the Detection and Study of Extrasolar Planetary Materials: 1990-2000 (in press).

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