TitleCosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds
Author(s)Louis N. Irwin;Dirk Schulze-Makuch
PublicationNew York, 1. Published in association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xxi, 337 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteIn Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar species found on Earth to increasingly exotic examples possible under the different conditions of other planets and their satellites. Discussions of the great variety of life forms that could evolve in these diverse environments have become par
Contents NoteCosmic Biology; Cosmic Biology; Contents; Contents; Preface; Preface; Illustrations; Illustrations; 1 Rare Earths and Life Unseen; 1 Rare Earths and Life Unseen; 2 Life, Chemistry, Action!; 2 Life, Chemistry, Action!; 3 Life's Fundamentals; 3 Life's Fundamentals; 4 Fire and Water; 4 Fire and Water; 5 Frozen Desert; 5 Frozen Desert; 6 Hell Fire and Brimstone; 6 Hell Fire and Brimstone; 7 Suspended Animation; 7 Suspended Animation; 8 Deep and Dark; 8 Deep and Dark; 9 Fire and Ice; 9 Fire and Ice; 10 Petrolakes; 10 Petrolakes; 11 Exotic Cocktails; 11 Exotic Cocktails
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EXOBIOLOGY 4. Habitable planets 5. LIFE 6. NATURAL HISTORY 7. SCIENCE
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