ISBN-10:
3642225519
ISBN-13:
9783642225512
Pub. Date:
01/11/2013
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life: Lessons for Astrobiology / Edition 1

Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life: Lessons for Astrobiology / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9783642225512
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 17.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Muriel Gargaud is an astrophysicist at the University of Bordeaux and at the CNRS. She is an experience editor and author in the field of astrobiology.
Purificación López-García is a biologist and research director at the CNRS.
Hervé Martin is a geologist and teaches at the University of Clermond-Ferrand.
Thierry Montmerle is professor at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.
Robert Pascal is a chemist at the CNRS and at the University of Montpellier.

Table of Contents

Formation of the Sun and the planets.- Formation and Early Childhood of the Earth.- Water, Continents and Organic Matter.- Intermezzo: Gestation of Life and its First Steps.- Late Bombardment.- Messages from the Most Ancient Terrestrial Rocks.- Diversification of Life on Planet Earth.- Exoplanets and habitability of planets.- Epilogue.- Classification of Rocks.

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