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Planets and Life: The Emerging Science of Astrobiology [Hardcover]

Item : Planets and Life: The Emerging Science of Astrobiology [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Sullivan, III, Woodruff T.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521824214
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521824217
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 626
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 101304383

New advanced astrobiology textbook providing the most comprehensive coverage currently available.Astrobiology combines the sciences of biology, chemistry, palaeontology, geology, planetary physics and astronomy. This textbook brings together world experts to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the field currently available. Written for students from diverse backgrounds, this text will be welcomed by advanced undergraduates and graduates in astrobiology.Astrobiology combines the sciences of biology, chemistry, palaeontology, geology, planetary physics and astronomy. This textbook brings together world experts to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the field currently available. Written for students from diverse backgrounds, this text will be welcomed by advanced undergraduates and graduates in astrobiology.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.Foreword; Preface; Contributors; Prologue; Part I. History: 1. History of astrobiological ideas W. T. Sullivan and D. Carney; 2. From exobiology to astrobiology S. J. Dick; Part II. The Physical Stage:lSČ

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