Book 2012

Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life

Lessons for Astrobiology

ISBN: 978-3-642-22551-2 (Print) 978-3-642-22552-9 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-35

    The Formation of the Sun and Planets

  3. Chapter

    Pages 37-59

    Formation and Early Infancy of the Earth

  4. Chapter

    Pages 61-91

    Water, Continents, and Organic Matter...

  5. Chapter

    Pages 93-154

    Intermezzo: The Gestation of Life and its First Steps

  6. Chapter

    Pages 155-165

    The Late Heavy Bombardment

  7. Chapter

    Pages 167-210

    The Messages from the Oldest Terrestrial Rocks

  8. Chapter

    Pages 211-239

    A Planet Where Life Diversifies

  9. Chapter

    Pages 241-261

    Other Planets, Other Living Worlds?

  10. Chapter

    Pages E1-E1


  11. Back Matter

    Pages 265-301