Life in the Universe: Expectations and Constraints / Edition 2

Life in the Universe: Expectations and Constraints / Edition 2

by Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis Neal Irwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642095518

ISBN-13: 9783642095511

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This volumes examines the basic elements of living systems and makes the argument that forms of life may be more common in our solar system than many assume. It also considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on these basic elements.

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This volumes examines the basic elements of living systems and makes the argument that forms of life may be more common in our solar system than many assume. It also considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on these basic elements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642095511
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Definition of Life.- Origin of Life.- Lessons from the History of Life on Earth.- Energy Sources and Life.- Building Blocks of Life.- Life and the Need for a Solvent.- Habitats of Life.- Ideas of Exotic Forms of Life.- The Future and Fate of Living Systems.- Signatures of Life.- Life Detection-Past and Present.- Optimizing Space Exploration.

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