Encyclopedia Of Astrobiology

Author: Muriel Gargaud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642112714
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Encyclopedia Of Astrobiology from the Author: Muriel Gargaud. Astrobiology is a remarkably interdisciplinary field. This reference serves as a key to understanding technical terms from the different subfields of astrobiology, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, the geosciences and the space sciences.

Astrobiology A Very Short Introduction

Author: David C. Catling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199586454
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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.

An Introduction To Astrobiology

Author: Iain Gilmour
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521837361
Size: 34.17 MB
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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 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.


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.

Lectures In Astrobiology

Author: Muriel Gargaud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540262296
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Lectures In Astrobiology from the Author: Muriel Gargaud. First comprehensive, beginning graduate level book on the emergent science of astrobiology.


Author: Julian Chela-Flores
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401143137
Size: 21.28 MB
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Astrobiology from the Author: Julian Chela-Flores.


Author: Fred Bortz
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822585316
Size: 69.23 MB
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Astrobiology from the Author: Fred Bortz. Are we alone in the universe? Is Earth the only planet that's a suitable home for life? These questions have long motivated scientists as central issues in astrobiology, the search for life in the universe. Astrobiologists compare life on Earth to signs of life on other planets. They test meteorites for evidence of alien bacteria. They collect soil and atmospheric samples from other planets. They study photographs taken on space missions. And they listen for signals from alien civilizations on enormous radio dishes. Learn all about astrobiologists' amazing research in this fast-paced peek into the future of science.


Author: Jonathan Irving Lunine
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Size: 52.93 MB
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Astrobiology from the Author: Jonathan Irving Lunine. This work is aimed at the upper-level astrobiology course and places a strong emphasis on the astronomy perspective.