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Frontiers of astrobiology

Author: Chris Impey; Jonathan Irving Lunine; José G Funes
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Astrobiology is an exciting interdisciplinary field that seeks to answer one of the most important and profound questions: Are we alone? In this volume, leading international experts explore the frontiers of astrobiology, investigating the latest research questions that will fascinate a wide interdisciplinary audience at all levels. What is the earliest evidence for life on Earth? Where are the most likely sites  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frontiers of astrobiology.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012599
(OCoLC)785558841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey; Jonathan Irving Lunine; José G Funes
ISBN: 9781139776349 1139776347 9780511902574 0511902573 9781139779388 1139779389
OCLC Number: 815969303
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
Inauguration of the study week on astrobiology / Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo; 1. Astrobiology --
a new synthesis / John Baross and Chris Impey --
Part II. Origins of Planets and Life: 2. Towards a theory of life / Steven Benner and Paul Davies; 3. Terran metabolism: the first billion years / Shelley Copley and Roger Summons; 4. Planet formation / Sean Raymond and Willy Benz --
Part III. History of Life on Earth: 5. The early Earth / Frances Westall; 6. Evolution of a habitable planet / James Kasting and Joseph Kirschvink; 7. Our evolving planet: from dark ages to evolutionary renaissance / Eric Gaidos and Andrew Knoll --
Part IV. Habitability of the Solar System: 8. Early Mars --
cradle or cauldron? / Armando Azua-Bustos, Rafael Vicuña, and Raymond Pierrehumbert; 9. Large habitable moons: Titan and Europa / Athena Coustenis and Michel Blanc; 10. Small habitable worlds / Julie Castillo-Rogez and Jonathan Lunine --
Part V. Exoplanets and Life in the Galaxy: 11. Searches for habitable exoplanets / Sara Seager; 12. Review of known exoplanets / Christopher Lovis and Dante Minniti; 13. Characterizing exoplanet atmospheres / Giovanna Tinetti; 14. If you want to talk to ET, you must first find ET / Jill Tarter and Chris Impey.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Impey, Jonathan Lunine, José Funes.
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Investigating the latest research questions in astrobiology, this volume will fascinate a wide interdisciplinary audience at all levels.  Read more...

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