|Item type||Location||Call number||Copy||Status||Date due|
|BOOK||Foothills Lab||QB820 .S28 2009 (Browse shelf)||1||Available|
|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.