Lectures in Astrobiology

Volume II

  • Muriel Gargaud (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Hervé Martin
  • Philippe Claeys

Part of the Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics book series (ASTROBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Nikos Prantzos
    Pages 1-43
  3. François Forget
    Pages 103-122
  4. Marc Ollivier
    Pages 157-198
  5. Purificación López-García
    Pages 221-237
  6. Philippe Claeys
    Pages 239-280
  7. Philippe Bertrand
    Pages 281-304
  8. David Moreira, Purificación López-García
    Pages 305-317
  9. Yves Bénilan, Hervé Cottin
    Pages 347-428
  10. Hugues Bersini
    Pages 491-546
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 547-669

About this book


Based on material delivered at several summer schools, this book is the first comprehensive textbook at the graduate level encompassing all aspects associated with the emerging field of astrobiology.

Volume II gathers another set of extensive lectures covering topics so diverse as the formation and the distribution of elements in the Universe, the concept of habitability from both the planetologists' and the biologists' point of view and artificial life. The contributions are held together by the common goal to understand better the origin of life, its evolution and possible existence outside the Earth's realm.


Habitat astrobiology distribution evolution hydrothermal vents origin of life solar system the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Muriel Gargaud (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Hervé Martin
    • 2
  • Philippe Claeys
    • 3
  1. 1.Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l’UniversUniversité Bordeaux 1FloiracFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Magmas et VolcansUniversité Blaise PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  3. 3.Department of GeologyVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-33693-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33692-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33693-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-8957
  • About this book