Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

by Kevin W. Plaxco, Michael Gross
     
 

Astrobiology-which studies the intimate relationship between life and the cosmos-is a fast-growing field that touches on aspects of cosmology, astrophysics, and chemistry. In the first scholarly overview of this dynamic field, biochemists Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross tell the story of life from the Big Bang to the present.

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Overview

Astrobiology-which studies the intimate relationship between life and the cosmos-is a fast-growing field that touches on aspects of cosmology, astrophysics, and chemistry. In the first scholarly overview of this dynamic field, biochemists Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross tell the story of life from the Big Bang to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883675
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1What is life?1
2Origins of a habitable universe14
3Origins of a habitable planet38
4Primordial soup61
5The spark of life92
6From molecules to cells117
7A concise history of life on Earth142
8Life on the edge171
9Habitable worlds in the solar system and beyond192
10The search for extraterrestrial life218

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