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An introduction to astrobiology /

by Gilmour, Iain; Sephton, Mark A.
Publisher: [Milton Keynes, UK] : [Cambridge, UK] : Open University ; Cambridge University Press, 2004Description: vi, 358 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0521546214; 9780521546218; 0521837367 (hardback); 9780521837361 (hardback).Other title: Astrobiology.Subject(s): Exobiology | Life on other planets | Life -- Origin
Contents:
Origin of life / Mark A. Sephton -- A habitable world / Iain Gilmour -- Mars / John Zarnecki -- Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere / David A. Rothery -- Titan / John Zarnecki -- The detection of exoplanets / Andrew Conway -- The nature of exoplanetary systems / Barrie W. Jones -- How to find life on exoplanets / Barrie W. Jones -- Extraterrestrial intelligence / Andrew Conway.
Summary: This is an elementary university text about life in the universe. It examines how life may have arisen on Earth and reviews the evidence for possible life on Mars, Europa and Titan. The potential for life in exoplanetary systems and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence are also discussed.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QH325 .I58 2004 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

"First published 2003"--T.p. verso.

"This publication forms part of an Open University course S283 'Planetary Science and the Search for Life'."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Origin of life / Mark A. Sephton -- A habitable world / Iain Gilmour -- Mars / John Zarnecki -- Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere / David A. Rothery -- Titan / John Zarnecki -- The detection of exoplanets / Andrew Conway -- The nature of exoplanetary systems / Barrie W. Jones -- How to find life on exoplanets / Barrie W. Jones -- Extraterrestrial intelligence / Andrew Conway.

This is an elementary university text about life in the universe. It examines how life may have arisen on Earth and reviews the evidence for possible life on Mars, Europa and Titan. The potential for life in exoplanetary systems and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence are also discussed.

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