Life in the Universe

Expectations and Constraints

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ISBN: 978-3-540-76816-6 (Print) 978-3-540-76817-3 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

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    Pages 1-5

    Introduction

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    Pages 7-24

    Definition of Life

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    Pages 25-41

    Origin of Life

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    Pages 43-64

    Lessons from the History of Life on Earth

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    Pages 65-88

    Energy Sources and Life

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    Pages 89-108

    Building Blocks of Life

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    Pages 109-132

    Life and the Need for a Solvent

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    Pages 133-147

    Habitats of Life

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    Pages 149-154

    Ideas of Exotic Forms of Life

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    Pages 155-163

    The Future and Fate of Living Systems

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    Pages 165-182

    Signatures of Life

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    Pages 183-202

    Life Detection-Past and Present

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    Pages 203-212

    Optimizing Space Exploration

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 213-251