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Astrobiology: From the Origins of Life to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – eBook


  • Authors: Akihiko Yamagishi, Takeshi Kakegawa, Tomohiro Usui
  • File Size: 20 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: February 27, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07P91TXTW
  • ISBN-10: 9811336385
  • ISBN-13: 9789811336386, 9789811336393
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This ebook Astrobiology: From the Origins of Life to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (PDF) provides cutting-edge and concise reviews in astrobiology, a still emerging and young multidisciplinary field of science that addresses the fundamental questions of how life originated and diversified on Earth, what is the future for life on Earth and whether life exists beyond Earth. Readers will find coverage of the latest understanding of a wide range of fascinating topics, including, for example, solar system formation, the history of Earth as revealed by geology, the origins of life, the evolution of intelligence on Earth, the implications of genome data, insights from extremophile research, and the possible existence of life on other planets within and beyond the solar system. Every chapter contains a brief summary of the current status of the topic under discussion, sufficient references to enable more detailed study, and descriptions of recent findings and forthcoming missions or anticipated research. Written by leading experts in planetary science, astronomy, geoscience, biology, chemistry, and physics, this insightful and thought-provoking ebook will appeal to all scientists and students who are interested in space and life.