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Extrasolar planets and astrobiology /

by Scharf, Caleb A.
Publisher: Sausalito, Calif. : University Science Books, c2009Description: xvii, 470 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781891389559 (alk. paper); 1891389556 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Extrasolar planets | Exobiology | Life on other planets | Space biology
Contents:
Introduction, background, and preview -- Proto-stellar collapse and star formation -- Planet formation -- Extrasolar planets -- Life : a brief history, and its boundaries -- Planetary radiation, comparative planetology, biosignatures, and Daisyworld -- Cosmochemistry, dust, and prebiotic molecules -- Comets, meteorites, and proto-planetary disk structure -- Habitable zones -- Alternate habitable zones and beyond.
Summary: This work offers an advanced introduction to the increasingly robust fields of extrasolar planets and astrobiology. The text is firmly grounded in mathematics and physics and also covers the key issues regarding chemistry, biology and geophysics.
Item type Location Call number Copy Status Date due
BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QB820 .S28 2009 (Browse shelf) 1 Available
BOOK BOOK CG QB820 .S28 2009 (Browse shelf) 2 Available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction, background, and preview -- Proto-stellar collapse and star formation -- Planet formation -- Extrasolar planets -- Life : a brief history, and its boundaries -- Planetary radiation, comparative planetology, biosignatures, and Daisyworld -- Cosmochemistry, dust, and prebiotic molecules -- Comets, meteorites, and proto-planetary disk structure -- Habitable zones -- Alternate habitable zones and beyond.

This work offers an advanced introduction to the increasingly robust fields of extrasolar planets and astrobiology. The text is firmly grounded in mathematics and physics and also covers the key issues regarding chemistry, biology and geophysics.

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