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Lectures in Astrobiology

Volume II

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  • First comprehensive, beginning level book on the emergent science of astrobiology

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXII
  2. Stellar Nucleosynthesis

    • Nikos Prantzos
    Pages 1-43
  3. Water and Climates on Mars

    • François Forget
    Pages 103-122
  4. What About Exoplanets?

    • Marc Ollivier
    Pages 157-198
  5. Habitability: the Point of View of a Biologist

    • Purificación López-García
    Pages 221-237
  6. Impact Events and the Evolution of the Earth

    • Philippe Claeys
    Pages 239-280
  7. Towards a Global Earth Regulation

    • Philippe Bertrand
    Pages 281-304
  8. The Last Common Ancestor of Modern Cells

    • David Moreira, Purificación López-García
    Pages 305-317
  9. Comets, Titan and Mars: Astrobiology and Space Projects

    • Yves Bénilan, Hervé Cottin
    Pages 347-428
  10. Artificial Life or Digital Dissection

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l’Univers, Université Bordeaux 1, Floirac, France

    Muriel Gargaud

  • Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

    Hervé Martin

  • Department of Geology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

    Philippe Claeys

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USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-33693-8
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)