An Introduction to Astrobiology
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…
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- Thoroughly revised to take into account the latest developments, such as arsenic-tolerant extremophiles, exoplanet detection, results of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan and a re-examination of the habitability of Mars
- Contains boxed summaries, questions and answers throughout the text and exercises with full solutions
- Online resources include electronic versions of figures from the book and example assignments and suggested answers
About the book
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108355162
- Subjects Computational Physics,History of Astronomy and Cosmology,Physics and Astronomy
- Format: Paperback
- Publication date: 26 March 2018
- ISBN: 9781108430838
- Dimensions (mm): 263 x 210 mm
- Weight: 1.12kg
- Contains: 200 colour illus. 68 exercises
- Page extent: 398 pages
- Availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
- Format: Digital
- Publication date: 12 April 2019
- ISBN: 9781108355162
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