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Astrobiology : a very short introduction

Author: David C Catling
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 370
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Genre/Form: Einführung
Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Catling
ISBN: 9780199586455 0199586454
OCLC Number: 891463612
Description: 142 Seiten.
Contents: 1. What is astrobiology? ; 2. From stardust to planets, the abodes for life ; 3. Origins ; 4. From slime to sublime ; 5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes ; 6. Life in the solar system ; 7. Far-off worlds, distant suns ; 8. Controversies and prospects
Series Title: Very short introductions, 370
Responsibility: David C. Catling.

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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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