An Introduction to Astrobiology
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An Introduction to Astrobiology

David A. Rothery,Iain Gilmour,Mark A. Sephton

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An Introduction to Astrobiology

David A. Rothery,Iain Gilmour,Mark A. Sephton

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How did life on Earth begin? How common is it elsewhere in the Universe? Written and edited by planetary scientists and astrobiologists, this undergraduate-level textbook provides an introduction to the origin and nature of life, the habitable environments in our solar system and the techniques most successfully used for discovery and characterisation of exoplanets. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to embrace the latest developments in this field. Updated topics include the origins of water on Earth, the exploration of habitable environments on Mars, Europa and Enceladus, and the burgeoning discoveries in exoplanetary systems. Ideal for introductory courses on the subject, the textbook is also well-suited for self-study. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries, with questions and exercises throughout the text, with full solutions provided. Online resources, hosted at www.cambridge.org/features/planets, include selected figures from the book, self-assessment questions and sample tutor assignments.

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Year
2018
ISBN
9781108359771

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. An Introduction to Astrobiology
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. CONTENTS
  6. INTRODUCTION
  7. CHAPTER 1 ORIGIN OF LIFE
  8. CHAPTER 2 A HABITABLE WORLD
  9. CHAPTER 3 MARS
  10. CHAPTER 4 ICY BODIES: EUROPA, ENCELADUS AND ELSEWHERE
  11. CHAPTER 5 TITAN
  12. CHAPTER 6 THE DETECTION OF EXOPLANETS
  13. CHAPTER 7 THE NATURE OF EXOPLANETARY SYSTEMS
  14. CHAPTER 8 HOW TO FIND LIFE ON EXOPLANETS
  15. CHAPTER 9 EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE
  16. ANSWERS AND COMMENTS
  17. APPENDIX A USEFUL PLANETARY DATA
  18. APPENDIX B SELECTED PHYSICAL CONSTANTS AND UNIT CONVERSIONS
  19. APPENDIX C THE ELEMENTS
  20. GLOSSARY
  21. FURTHER READING
  22. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  23. FIGURE REFERENCES
  24. INDEX
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[author missing]. (2018). An Introduction to Astrobiology (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3545945/an-introduction-to-astrobiology-pdf (Original work published 2018)

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[author missing]. (2018) 2018. An Introduction to Astrobiology. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/3545945/an-introduction-to-astrobiology-pdf.

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[author missing] (2018) An Introduction to Astrobiology. 3rd edn. Cambridge University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3545945/an-introduction-to-astrobiology-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

[author missing]. An Introduction to Astrobiology. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2018. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.