An Introduction to Astrobiology
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- David A. Rothery, The Open University, Milton Keynes
- Iain Gilmour, The Open University, Milton Keynes
- Mark A. Sephton, Imperial College London
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How did life on Earth begin? How common is it elsewhere in the Universe? Written and edited by planetary scientists and astrobiologists, this undergraduate-level textbook provides an introduction to the origin and nature of life, the habitable environments in our solar system and the techniques most successfully used for discovery and characterisation of exoplanets. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to embrace the latest developments in this field. Updated topics include the origins of water on Earth, the exploration of habitable environments on Mars, Europa and Enceladus, and the burgeoning discoveries in exoplanetary systems. Ideal for introductory courses on the subject, the textbook is also well-suited for self-study. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries, with questions and exercises throughout the text, with full solutions provided. Online resources, hosted at www.cambridge.org/features/planets, include selected figures from the book, self-assessment questions and sample tutor assignments.Read more
- Thoroughly revised to take into account the latest developments, such as arsenic-tolerant extremophiles, exoplanet detection, results of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan and a re-examination of the habitability of Mars
- Contains boxed summaries, questions and answers throughout the text and exercises with full solutions
- Online resources include electronic versions of figures from the book and example assignments and suggested answers
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: September 2018
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108359771
- contains: 200 colour illus. 68 exercises
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Origin of life
2. Habitable world
4. Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere
6. The detection of exoplanets
7. The nature of exoplanetary systems
8. How to find life on exoplanets
9. Extraterrestrial intelligence
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