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Cockell, Charles

Overview
Works: 28 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 2,653 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Charles Cockell
Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world by Charles Cockell( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Impossible Extinction is about a remarkable journey. Every 225 million years the Earth, and all the life on it, completes one revolution around our Milky Way Galaxy. During this journey life is influenced by calamitous changes. Comets and asteroids strike the surface of the Earth, stars explode nearby, enormous volcanoes erupt and, more recently, humans litter the planet with waste. Many animals and plants become extinct during voyage, but humble microbes, simple creatures made of a single cell, survive this journey. This book takes a tour of the microbial world, from the coldest and deepest places on Earth to the hottest and highest, and witnesses some of the most catastrophic events that life can face. This remarkable story explains for the general reader how microbes have survived on Earth for over three billion years."--Jacket
Ecosystems, evolution, and ultraviolet radiation by Charles Cockell( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses ultraviolet (UV) radiation, its effects on ecosystems, and the likely evolutionary consequences of changed UV radiation environments, past, present, and future. The first two chapters examine the history of the UV radiation climate of the Earth and the factors that determine organismal and ecosystem exposure. Their purpose is to give the reader a physical perspective on UV radiation and an understanding of the constantly changing UV environment that ecosystems are exposed to over time. Variations in the UV radiation environment occur at the local level (such as boundary layer and plant canopy effects) through to global-scale changes (such as alterations in the column abundance of UV-B protecting ozone)
An introduction to the earth-life system by Charles Cockell( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise undergraduate textbook brings together Earth and biological sciences to explore the co-evolution of the Earth and life over geological time. Written for a one-semester course, it explores the Earth system at and above the surface of the Earth by examining the interactions and feedback processes between the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. It also explains how the Earth's surface environment involves a complex interplay between these systems. Through a wealth of features and student questioning, the book allows students to understand how physical controls make our planet hospitable for life, investigate the processes of global change that operate on a range of timescales, understand important cross-disciplinary connections and explore how the whole Earth system has evolved. Finally, it assesses how and why the climate of the Earth has varied over geological time, and considers whether life itself is passive or an active agent for change."--Publisher's website
Space on earth : saving our world by seeking others by Charles Cockell( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many environmentalists think going into space detracts from solving problems here on Earth. Many space explorers feel environmentalism distracts from their settlement of space. In fact environmentalism and space exploration have one and the same objective, argues leading astrobiologist Professor Charles Cockell: to ensure that humanity has a home."--Jacket
Astrobiology : understanding life in the universe by Charles Cockell( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrobiology Periodic Table --Book Jacket
Astrochemistry and Astrobiology by Ian W. M Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrochemistry and Astrobiology is the debut volume in the new series Physical Chemistry in Action. Aimed at both the novice and experienced researcher, this volume outlines the physico-chemical principles which underpin efforts to understand astrochemistry and predict astrobiology. An introductory chapter includes fundamental aspects of physical chemistry required for understanding the field. Eight further chapters address specific topics, encompassing basic theory and models, up-to-date research and an outlook on future work. The last chapter examines each of the topics addressed from a different angle. Written and edited by international experts, this text is accessible for those entering the field of astrochemistry and astrobiology, whilst still providing new information and insights for experienced researchers
Human governance beyond Earth : implications for freedom by Charles Cockell( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book extends the discussion of the nature of freedom and what it means for a human to be free. This question has occupied the minds of thinkers since the Enlightenment. However, without exception, every one of these discussions has focused on the character of liberty on Earth. In this volume the authors explore how people are likely to be governed in space and how that will affect what sort of liberty they experience. Who will control oxygen? How will people maximise freedom of movement in a lethal environment? What sort of political and economic systems can be created in places that will be inherently isolated? These are just a few of the major questions that bear on the topic of extra-terrestrial liberty. During the last forty years an increasing number of nations have developed the capability of launching people into space. The USA, Europe, Russia, China and soon India have human space exploration programs. These developments raise the fundamental question of how are humans to be governed in space. This book follows from a previous volume published in this series which looked at the Meaning of Liberty Beyond the Earth and explored what sort of freedoms could exist in space in a very general way. This new volume focuses on systems of governance and how they will influence which of these sorts of freedoms will become dominant in extra-terrestrial society. The book targets a wide readership covers many groups including: Space policy makers interested in understanding how societies will develop in space and what the policy implications might be for space organisations; Space engineers interested in understanding how social developments in space might influence the way in which infrastructure and space settlements should be designed; Space scientists interested in how scientific developments might influence the social structures of settlements beyond the Earth; and Social scientists (political philosophers, ethicists etc) interested in understanding how societies will develop in the future
The meaning of liberty beyond Earth by Charles Cockell( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to initiate a new discussion on liberty focusing on the infinite realms of space. The discussion of the nature of liberty and what it means for a human to be free has occupied the minds of thinkers since the Enlightenment. However, without exception, every one of these discussions has focused on the character of liberty on the Earth.The emergence of human space exploration programs in the last 40-50 years raise a fundamental and new question: what will be the future of liberty in space? This book takes the discussion of liberty into the extraterrestrial environment. In this book, new questions will be addressed such as: Can a person be free when the oxygen the individual breathes is the result of a manufacturing process controlled by someone else? Will the interdependence required to survive in the extremities of the extraterrestrial environment destroy individualism? What are the obligations of the individual to the extraterrestrial state? How can we talk of extraterrestrial liberty when everyone is dependent on survival systems?
Dissent, revolution and liberty beyond Earth( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an in-depth discussion on the central question - how can people express and survive dissent and disagreement in confined habitats in space? The discussion is an important one because it could be that the systems of inter-dependence required to survive in space are so strong that dissent becomes impossible. John Locke originally said that people have a right to use revolution to overthrow a despotic regime. But if revolution causes violence and damage that causes depressurisation with the risk of killing many people, is it even permissible to have a revolution? How then are people to express their liberty or dissatisfaction with their rulers? The emergence of structures of dissent and disagreement is an essential part of the construction of a framework of liberty in space (revolution is just the extreme example) and thus the topic deserves in-depth and immediate attention. Even today, the way in which we assemble organisations and corporations for the government and private exploration of space must take into account the need for mechanisms to allow people to express dissent
The expeditions to Indonesia handbook by Charles Cockell( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conditions for the emergence of life on the early Earth : papers of a discussion meeting by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Boreas : a station for the martian geographic north pole by Charles Cockell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of mutation on the properties of plasminogen and streptokinase by Charles Cockell( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microbial life of the deep biosphere by Karine Alain( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a variety of topics, covering the broad range of issues that are associated with deep biosphere exploration. In order to explain our observations from deep subsurface ecosystems it is necessary to develop interdisciplinary approaches, ranging from microbiology and geochemistry to physics and modeling. This volume will be of high interest to biologists, chemists and earth scientists all working on the deep biosphere
ROME: Response of organisms to the Martian environment( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futsugōna seimei : Chikyū 2oku 2500mannen ginga no tabi by Charles Cockell( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extra-terrestrial liberty : an enquiry into the nature and causes of tyrannical government beyond the Earth by Charles Cockell( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth and life by Charles Cockell( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las secciones del zoo extraterrestre by Charles Cockell( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethical Status of Microbial Life on Earth and Elsewhere : In Defence of Intrinsic Value by Charles Cockell( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Impossible extinction : natural catastrophes and the supremacy of the microbial world
Alternative Names
Cockell, Charles.

Cockell, Charles S.

Cockell, Charles S. 1967-

Кокелл, Чарльз

コケル, チャールズ・S

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Ecosystems, evolution, and ultraviolet radiationAn introduction to the earth-life systemSpace on earth : saving our world by seeking others