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Astrobiology : a very short introduction

Author: David Catling
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 370.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Astrobiology is an exciting new subject, and one, arguably, more interdisciplinary than any other. Astrobiologists seek to understand the origin and evolution of life on Earth in order to illuminate and guide the search for life on other planets. In this Very Short Introduction, David C. Catling introduces the subject through our understanding of the factors that allowed life to arise and persist on our own planet,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Catling
ISBN: 9780199586455 0199586454
OCLC Number: 855703162
Description: xiv, 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: What is astrobiology? --
From stardust to planets, the abodes for life --
Origins of life and environment --
From slime to the sublime --
Life : a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes --
Life in the solar system --
Far-off worlds, distant suns --
Controversies and prospects.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 370.
Responsibility: David C. Catling.

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Astrobiologists study the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the possibility of life beyond Earth; a question that has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years. In this Very Short  Read more...

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Although this is a very short introduction, it is very comprehensive. The subject is introduced and pursued with a workman-like manner, getting down to the essentials directly. * The Skeptic, Norman Read more...

 
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