Astrobiology Future Perspectives

Author: P. Ehrenfreund
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402023057
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Astrobiology Future Perspectives from the Author: P. Ehrenfreund. Astrobiology, a new exciting interdisciplinary research field, seeks to unravel the origin and evolution of life wherever it might exist in the Universe. The current view of the origin of life on Earth is that it is strongly connected to the origin and evolution of our planet and, indeed, of the Universe as a whole. We are fortunate to be living in an era where centuries of speculation about the two ancient and fundamental problems: the origin of life and its prevalence in the Universe are being replaced by experimental science. The subject of Astrobiology can be approached from many different perspectives. This book is focused on abiogenic organic matter from the viewpoint of astronomy and planetary science and considers its potential relevance to the origins of life on Earth and elsewhere. Guided by the review papers in this book, the concluding chapter aims to identify key questions to motivate future research and stimulate astrobiological applications of current and future research facilities and space missions. Today’s rich array of new spacecraft, telescopes and dedicated scientists promises a steady flow of discoveries and insights that will ultimately lead us to the answers we seek.

Astrobiology A Very Short Introduction

Author: David C. Catling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199586454
Size: 58.48 MB
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Astrobiology A Very Short Introduction from the Author: David C. Catling. Examines the origins of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial life, through an understanding of the factors that have allowed life to exist on this planet and the commonalities on others that may enable life elsewhere.

Astrobiology

Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448818621
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Astrobiology from the Author: Lewis Dartnell. Discusses the possibility of life on other planets, examines the history and properties of Earth that allowed life, and explores the most likely abodes life may be found.

Astrobiology

Author: Kevin W. Plaxco
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401940
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Astrobiology from the Author: Kevin W. Plaxco. New to this edition is a glossary of terms and an epilogue recapping the key unanswered questions, making Astrobiology an ideal primer for students and, indeed, for anyone curious about life and the Universe.

Complete Course In Astrobiology

Author: Gerda Horneck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527619003
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Complete Course In Astrobiology from the Author: Gerda Horneck. This up-to-date resource is based on lectures developed by experts in the relevant fields and carefully edited by the leading astrobiologists within the European community. Aimed at graduate students in physics, astronomy and biology and their lecturers, the text begins with a general introduction to astrobiology, followed by sections on basic prebiotic chemistry, extremophiles, and habitability in our solar system and beyond. A discussion of astrodynamics leads to a look at experimental facilities and instrumentation for space experiments and, ultimately, astrobiology missions, backed in each case by the latest research results from this fascinating field. Includes a CD-ROM with additional course material.

An Introduction To Astrobiology

Author: Iain Gilmour
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521837361
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An Introduction To Astrobiology from the Author: Iain Gilmour. Compiled by a team of experts, this textbook has been designed for introductory university courses in astrobiology. It starts with a detailed examination of how life may have arisen on Earth and looks at fossil evidence of early life. The evidence for possible life on Mars is reviewed in detail and the potential for life on Europa and Titan is also examined. The possibility of life in exoplanetary systems is considered and the book concludes with a discussion of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in colour throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur enthusiasts as well as undergraduate students. It contains numerous helpful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. The book is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

Astrobiology

Author: Gerda Horneck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364259381X
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Astrobiology from the Author: Gerda Horneck. This book bridges a gap in the literature by bringing together leading specialists from different backgrounds. It addresses the specific need for a readable book on this very interdisciplinary and new topic at research level.

Astrobiology

Author: Charles S. Cockell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118913329
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Astrobiology from the Author: Charles S. Cockell. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that asks profound scientific questions. How did life originate on the Earth? How has life persisted on the Earth for over three billion years? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What is the future of life on Earth? Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe is an introductory text which explores the structure of living things, the formation of the elements for life in the Universe, the biological and geological history of the Earth and the habitability of other planets in our own Solar System and beyond. The book is designed to convey some of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology that cut across a diversity of traditional fields including chemistry, biology, geosciences, physics and astronomy. It can be used to complement existing courses in these fields or as a stand-alone text for astrobiology courses. Readership: Undergraduates studying for degrees in earth or life sciences, physics, astronomy and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in grasping some of the major concepts and ideas in astrobiology.

Introduction To Astrobiology

Author: C. Sivaram
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173714702
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Introduction To Astrobiology from the Author: C. Sivaram. Astrobiology Is The Science That Seeks To Unravel The Mysteries Of The Origin Of Life And The Conditions That Would Support The Birth And Evolution Of Life Forms. It Involves Several Disciplines Of Science Which Are Essential For Understanding The Several Biological Mechanisms Which Can Culminate In Life. This Book Attempts A Broad Definition Of Astrobiology, Life And The Conditions For The Existence Of Life.The Book Addresses A Whole Lot Of Interesting Issues That Have Puzzled Man From Time Immemorial Is There Life Elsewhere In The Universe? Can We Communicate With Extraterrestrial Beings? What Are The Dangers Of Interstellar Flight?

Planets And Life

Author: Woodruff T. Sullivan, III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531023
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Planets And Life from the Author: Woodruff T. Sullivan, III. Astrobiology involves the study of the origin and history of life on Earth, planets and moons where life may have arisen, and the search for extraterrestrial life. It combines the sciences of biology, chemistry, palaeontology, geology, planetary physics and astronomy. This textbook brings together world experts in each of these disciplines to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the field currently available. Topics cover the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the geological, physical and chemical conditions in which life might arise and the detection of extraterrestrial life on other planets and moons. The book also covers the history of our ideas on extraterrestrial life and the origin of life, as well as the ethical, philosophical and educational issues raised by astrobiology. Written to be accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, this text will be welcomed by advanced undergraduates and graduates who are taking astrobiology courses.