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The astrobiologycal landscape : philosophical foundations of the study of cosmic life

Author: Milan M Cirkovic
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge Astrobiology, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tackling many foundational debates in astrobiology, this volume links seemingly disjointed results in astrobiology, cosmology and fundamental physics, stressing the importance of a unified approach  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan M Cirkovic
ISBN: 9780521197755 0521197759
OCLC Number: 932738295
Description: viii, 266 p. : il.
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Astrobiology: the colour out of space?; 2. Cosmology, life, and duration of the past; 3. Cosmology, life, and selection effects; 4. Cosmology, life, and the archipelago; 5. Astrobiology as a natural extension of Darwinism; 6. Rare Earths and the continuity thesis; 7. SETI and its discontents; 8. Natural and artificial: cosmic domain of Arnheim; 9. Astrobiology as the neo-Copernican synthesis?; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Astrobiology, 7.
Responsibility: Milan M. Cirkovic.

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'This book is not merely a review of past and present astrobiological and cosmological endeavours, but a critical discourse of various key scientific publications, theories and methodologies ... This Read more...

 
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