Lectures in Astrobiology: Vol I: Part 2: From Prebiotic Chemistry to the Origin of Life on Earth / Edition 1

Lectures in Astrobiology: Vol I: Part 2: From Prebiotic Chemistry to the Origin of Life on Earth / Edition 1

by Bernard Barbier
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540290044

ISBN-13: 9783540290049

Pub. Date: 02/27/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This is the second of a divided two-part softcover edition of the "Lectures in Astrobiology Volume I" containing the sections "General Introduction", "From Prebiotic Chemistry to the Origin of Life on Earth" and "Appendices" including an extensive glossary on Astrobiology.

"Lectures in Astrobiology" is the first comprehensive textbook at graduate level

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Overview

This is the second of a divided two-part softcover edition of the "Lectures in Astrobiology Volume I" containing the sections "General Introduction", "From Prebiotic Chemistry to the Origin of Life on Earth" and "Appendices" including an extensive glossary on Astrobiology.

"Lectures in Astrobiology" is the first comprehensive textbook at graduate level encompassing all aspects of the emerging field of astrobiology. Volume I of the Lectures in Astrobiology gathers a first set of extensive lectures that cover a broad range of topics, from the formation of solar systems to the quest for the most primitive life forms that emerged on the Early Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540290049
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/27/2006
Series:
Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Laboratory Simulation of Prebiotic Chemistry.- The Role of Chirality.- The Role of Membranes.- Peptides and Amino Acids.- The ARN World.- Ribozymes.- The Origin of Metabolism.- Extremophiles.- Origin and Nature of Nyperthemophiles.- Mineral Biosignatures.- Molecular Biomarkers.- Biosignatures in Icy Regions.- Genetric Code and Evolution.- Philogenie.- Hydrothermal Sources.

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