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Title Planets and life : the emerging science of astrobiology / edited by Woodruff T. Sullivan and John A. Baross
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Summary Astrobiology involves the study of the origin and history of life on Earth, planets and moons where life may have arisen, and the search for extraterrestrial life. It combines the sciences of biology, chemistry, palaeontology, geology, planetary physics and astronomy. This textbook brings together world experts in each of these disciplines to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the field currently available. Topics cover the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the geological, physical and chemical conditions in which life might arise and the detection of extraterrestrial life on other planets and moons. The book also covers the history of our ideas on extraterrestrial life and the origin of life, as well as the ethical, philosophical and educational issues raised by astrobiology. Written to be accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, this text will be welcomed by advanced undergraduates and graduates who are taking astrobiology courses
Subject Exobiology.
Life on other planets.
Extraterrestrial anthropology.
Extraterrestrial anthropology
Life on other planets
Form Electronic book
Author Sullivan, Woodruff Turner
Baross, John A
ISBN 9781316262269