Looking for Life, Searching the Solar System

Looking for Life, Searching the Solar System

by Paul Clancy, Andre Brack, Gerda Horneck
     
 

Broad ranging book covering life, its origins, survival, and the search for other life in the Solar System.See more details below

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Broad ranging book covering life, its origins, survival, and the search for other life in the Solar System.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824507
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Imperative of Exploration: 1. Exploration as a metaphor; Part II. How Can We Know Life?: 2. The molecular basis of life on Earth; 3. The limits to life; 4. The transfer of life between planets; 5. What are the signatures of life?; 6. After the discovery/life as a cosmic phenomenon; Part III. The Search for Life Beyond Earth: 7. The prospects for long-duration human space-flight; 8. Human exploration and the search for life; 9. Interplanetary ethics; Part IV. The Cosmic Biological Imperative: 10. The key technologies for human planetary exploration; 11. Exploration in space; 12. Exploration in time; 13. Prediction, imagination and the role of technology; Part IV. Our Cosmic Destiny: 14. Our cosmic destiny; Appendices; Index.

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