Volume 10 2006

Life as We Know It

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-4394-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-4403-8 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

  2. Life as we know it

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-143

      Biodiversity and Extremophiles

  3. Life in the context of the new science of astrobiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-146

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      Pages 147-198

      The Origin of Life on Earth and in the Universe

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      Pages 199-372

      The Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe

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      Pages 373-503

      The Distribution of Life in the Universe

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      Pages 505-535

      The Destiny of Life in the Universe

  4. Deeper issues of the phenomenon of life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 538-538

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      Pages 539-653

      Philosophical and Theological Aspects of Life

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 655-706

      Human Life as a Social Phenomenon

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 707-733

      Artificial Life

  5. Summary and conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 736-736

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 737-743

      What do we call life? A Brief Outlook on Life

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 745-765