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Complete course in astrobiology

Author: G Horneck; Petra Rettberg
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2007.
Series: Physics textbook.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This up-to-date resource is based on lectures developed by experts in the relevant fields and carefully edited by the leading astrobiologists within the European community. Aimed at graduate students in physics, astronomy and biology and their lecturers, the text begins with a general introduction to astrobiology, followed by sections on basic prebiotic chemistry, extremophiles, and habitability in our solar system  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Complete course in astrobiology.
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2007
(OCoLC)173857161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Horneck; Petra Rettberg
ISBN: 9783527618996 3527618996 9783527406609 3527406603 9783527619009 3527619003
OCLC Number: 214281461
Notes: Accompanied by a CD-ROM containing powerpoint presentations designed to accompany the lectures upon which the book chapters are based.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 413 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Complete Course in Astrobiology; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 Astrobiology: From the Origin of Life on Earth to Life in the Universe; 2 From the Big Bang to the Molecules of Life; 3 Basic Prebiotic Chemistry; 4 From Molecular Evolution to Cellular Life; 5 Extremophiles, the Physicochemical Limits of Life (Growth and Survival); 6 Habitability; 7 Astrodynamics and Technological Aspects of Astrobiology Missions in Our Solar System; 8 Astrobiology of the Terrestrial Planets, with Emphasis on Mars; 9 Astrobiology of Saturn's Moon Titan; 10 Jupiter's Moon Europa: Geology and Habitability. 11 Astrobiology Experiments in Low Earth Orbit: Facilities, Instrumentation, and Results12 Putting Together an Exobiology Mission: The ExoMars Example; 13 Astrobiology Exploratory Missions and Planetary Protection Requirements; Index.
Series Title: Physics textbook.
Responsibility: edited by Gerda Horneck and Petra Rettberg.

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