I have to admit that I have a signed complimentary copy from the author dated Jan 1980. He was associate Professor in the Department of biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Singapore. Published by the University Education Press.
The book is 155 pages, it is well organised and he cites his references as footnotes. It is written with remarkable clarity; although my degree is in physics I could understand his chemistry. It is now outdated, but will be a useful reference for those interested in the history of chemical evolution.
1. Portrait of a primative Earth
2. Making Life's Building Blocks in the Laboratory
3. The Genetic Code
4. The Origin of Enzymes
5. The Evolution of Proteins
6. The Living Cell
7. The Role of Adenosine Triphosphate
8. The Philosophy of the Search for the Origin of Life
It is my joy to be able to write a review some 30 years later.