Here is a list of work that helped me in writing the book but does not appear in the end-of-chapter bibliographies.
Steam engines: an economic historian's perspective is here.
Carnot cycle: the Wikipedia page gives a good overview.
"English translation" of the three laws: In Astounding Science Fiction from 1956, p43, available here.
James Joule and the law of conservation of energy: a review paper is here.
The role of time in physics: see ch30 of Sir Roger Penrose's "The road to reality"
Descartes and vortices: section 7 of the Stanford Encyclopedia article is a good place to start.
Kelvin and vortices: the Wikipedia article is here.
The demon, and a device capable of reversible measuremet: see the 1987 Scientific American article here.
Stellar fusion: see Illiadis - Nuclear physics of stars, available here.
Stellar evolution: the Wikipedia article here is good place to start.
Vortices in the earth's core: a 1999 article from Nature.
Extraterrestrial vortices: The Wikipedia article is here.
Convection in the mantle: The Wikipedia article is here.
For data on cells in general: Harvard BioNumbers
For data on E. coli: Ecocyc
Proteins: an inteeresting disucssion of the physics of proteins is here.
The shape of DNA: an article here.
The bacterium with the smallest genome: Wikipedia.
Glycolysis and biosynthesis: see Table 4.1 in Kim and Gadd - Bacterial physiology and metabolism. Available here.
The citric acid cycle and biosynthesis: see Chapter 2 of Alberts et al - Molecular biology of the cell. Available here.
The synthesis of guanosine : see figure 6.21 in Kim and Gadd - Bacterial physiology and metabolism. Available here.
How many cells are there on earth? : one answer is here.
Different types of RNA: Wikipedia has a list here.
Ratchet mechanism in DNA polymerase: an article here.
Rates of protein synthesis: a 2014 article here.
Heat shock response: a discussion is in Chapter 12 of Kim and Gadd - Bacterial physiology and metabolism. Available here.
The replisome : a 2015 article here.
FtsZ and treadmilling: a 2017 article here.
Reactivating primitive cell division: a 2013 article here.
An excellent overview of some connections between physics and life: a 2011 article here.
A textbook discussion of fluctuation theorems: section 6.5.2 of Attard - Beyond the second law. Available here.
Bacterial ageing: a 2017 article here.
Assembly of ribosomes: a 2011 article here.
The complexity of life: see the discussion in Chapter 4 of Dyson - Origins of life. Available here.
Volcanic islands: for a list, see Wikipedia.
Green rust: a 2018 article here.
Vents vs ponds: an entertaining polemic here.
Carts and cars: the earliest evidence of wheeled vehicles discussed here.