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1 Kanas, Nick The Caloris Network I10391 2016 eBook  
2 Genta, Giancarlo A Man From Planet Earth I10269 2016 eBook  
3 Schulze-Makuch, Dirk The Cosmic Zoo I09993 2017 eBook  
4 De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio Mysteries of Mars I08870 2018 eBook  
5 Minoru Ozima Earth: It's Birth and Growth 025134 2012 Book  
6 D. E. Smylie Earth dynamics: Deformations and Oscillations of the Rotating Earth 024794 2013 Book  
7 Robert Poole Earthrise: How man first saw the Earth 024373 2008 Book  
8 KELLY, MILES 100 Facts: Polar Lands E01793 2010 Book  
9 KELLY, MILES 100 Facts: Saving the Earth E01795 2010 Book  
10 KELLY, MILES 100 Facts: Extreme Earth E01799 2010 Book  
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TitleThe Caloris Network : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Kanas, Nick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVII, 124 p. 3 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe year is 2130. The first-ever expedition is sent to Mercury to search for the cause of an unknown source of electromagnetic radiation that can destroy space ships passing by the planet. Thought to be inhospitable and lifeless, the surface of Mercury provides startling surprises for the crew that endanger their lives and challenge their established notions of what it means to be a sentient being. And some of the crew members have their own separate agendas ??? The scientific appendix at the end of the book introduces readers to the wondrous world of Mercury and how it has been portrayed in literary fiction up to the present time. The author then uses scientific literature to present a concept of life that is not based on carbon chemistry or the need for water. There is also a discussion of consciousness based on electromagnetic wave theory. References are provided for further reading. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians and The Protos Mandate), all published by Springer
ISBN,Price9783319305790
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Popular Earth Science 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleA Man From Planet Earth : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Genta, Giancarlo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXI, 308 p. 6 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteSometime in the not-too-distant future ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is home to a number of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any contact with civilizations that have not yet achieved both a substantial spacefaring capability and sufficient maturity to control the technology explosion before triggering their own extinction. ?? While this policy is intended to only bring in peaceful new members, matters change entirely when the confederation is threatened by some unknown entity - is the menace real or imagined? ??The confederation decides to break with the rules and sends a delegate to Earth to hire one of the supposedly belligerent Earthlings to investigate and to revive the confederation???s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman agrees, but demands a high price: should he succeed, the confederation will have to accept Earth as a new member. As the threat becomes ever more acute, the question soon becomes which mission will prove harder - saving the confederation or convincing it to accept the deal! ?? The extensive appendix, written in non-technical language, reviews the scientific and technological topics underlying the plot - ranging from the Fermi paradox, space travel and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on possible universal convergences in technological and biological development
ISBN,Price9783319211152
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. LIFE SCIENCES 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Earth Science 10. Popular Life Sciences 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleThe Cosmic Zoo : Complex Life on Many Worlds
Author(s)Schulze-Makuch, Dirk;Bains, William
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 232 p. 33 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAre humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today. Are the key events that took life from simple cells to astronauts unique occurrences that would be unlikely to occur on other planets? By focusing on what life does - it's functional abilities - rather than specific biochemistry or anatomy, the authors provide plausible answers to this question. Systematically exploring the various pathways that led to the complex biosphere we experience on planet Earth, they show that most of the steps along that path are likely to occur on any world hosting life, with only two exceptions: One is the origin of life itself ??? if this is a highly improbable event, then we live in a rather ???empty universe???. However, if this isn???t the case, we inevitably live in a universe containing a myriad of planets hosting complex as well as microbial life - a ???cosmic zoo???. The other unknown is the rise of technologically advanced beings, as exemplified on Earth by humans. Only one technological species has emerged in the roughly 4 billion years life has existed on Earth, and we don???t know of any other technological species elsewhere. If technological intelligence is a rare, almost unique feature of Earth's history, then there can be no visitors to the cosmic zoo other than ourselves. Schulze-Makuch and Bains take the reader through the history of life on Earth, laying out a consistent and straightforward framework for understanding why we should think that advanced, complex life exists on planets other than Earth. They provide a unique perspective on the question that puzzled the human species for centuries: are we alone?
ISBN,Price9783319620459
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Evolutionary Biology 7. GEOLOGY 8. LIFE SCIENCES 9. Popular Earth Science 10. Popular Life Sciences 11. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleMysteries of Mars
Author(s)De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 189 p. 156 illus., 105 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces the reader to the wonders of Mars, covering all aspects from our past perceptions of the planet through to the latest knowledge on its history, its surface processes such as impact cratering, volcano formation, and glaciation, and its atmosphere and climate. In addition, a series of ten intriguing open issues are considered in a more advanced way. These include such thought-provoking questions as What turned off the planet???s magnetic field?, Why are the northern and southern hemispheres so different?, What was the fate of the once abundant water?, and Is there, or was there, life on Mars? Numerous original figures, unavailable elsewhere, reproduce details of images from Viking, CTX, MOC, HiRISE, THEMIS, and HRSC. The book will appeal especially to general readers interested in planetary sciences, astronomy, astrogeology, and space exploration and to students of Earth Sciences and Natural and Environmental Sciences. The higher-level material on the remaining mysteries of Mars will also be of interest to astrogeologists and other researchers
ISBN,Price9783319747842
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETARY SCIENCE 8. PLANETARY SCIENCES 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Earth Science 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleEarth: It's Birth and Growth
Author(s)Minoru Ozima;Jun Korenaga;Qing-Zhu Yin
Edition2nd ed.
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Descriptionx, 150p.
Abstract Note clear understanding of the Earth's past evolution can provide the key to its possible future development. The Earth: Its Birth and Growth explores the evolution of the Earth over 4.6 billion years using basic reasoning and simple illustrations to help explain the underlying physical and chemical principles and major processes involved. Fully updated and revised, this rigorous but accessible second edition includes three completely new chapters. It incorporates exciting developments in isotope geology, placing results within a wider framework of Earth evolution and plate tectonics. Some background in physics and chemistry is assumed, but basic theories and processes are explained concisely in self-contained sections. Key research papers and review articles are fully referenced. This book is ideal as supplementary reading for undergraduate and graduate students in isotope geochemistry, geodynamics, plate tectonics and planetary science. It also provides an enjoyable overview of Earth's evolution for professional scientists and general readers.
ISBN,Price9781107600768 : UKP 24.99(PB)
Classification551.12
Keyword(s)1. EARTH 2. EARTH EVOLUTION
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TitleEarth dynamics: Deformations and Oscillations of the Rotating Earth
Author(s)D. E. Smylie
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Descriptionxii, 543p.
Abstract NoteThe Earth is a dynamic system. Internal processes, together with external gravitational forces of the Sun, Moon and planets, displace the Earth's mass, impacting on its shape, rotation and gravitational field. Doug Smylie provides a rigorous overview of the dynamical behaviour of the solid Earth, explaining the theory and presenting methods for numerical implementation. Topics include advanced digital analysis, earthquake displacement fields, Free Core Nutations observed by the Very Long Baseline Interferometric technique, translational modes of the solid inner core observed by the superconducting gravimeters, and dynamics of the outer fluid core. This book is supported by freeware computer code, available online for students to implement the theory. Online materials also include a suite of graphics generated from the numerical analysis, combined with 100 graphic examples in the book to make this an ideal tool for researchers and graduate students in the fields of geodesy, seismology and solid earth geophysics. The book covers broadly applicable subjects such as the analysis of unequally spaced time series by Singular Value Decomposition, as well as specific topics on Earth Dynamics.
ISBN,Price9780521875035 : UKP 90.00(PB)
Classification555.1/.4
Keyword(s)1. EARTH 2. EARTH DYNAMICS
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TitleEarthrise: How man first saw the Earth
Author(s)Robert Poole
PublicationYale, Yale University Press, 2008.
Descriptionxvii, 236p.
ISBN,Price97803000137668 : UKP 20.00(HB)
Classification523.31
Keyword(s)1. APOLLO 8 2. EARTH
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Title100 Facts: Polar Lands
Author(s)KELLY, MILES
PublicationUK, Miles Kelly Publishing, 2010.
Description48p.
Series(100 Facts)
ISBN,Price9781848102361 : 0.00(PB)
Classification001.12
Keyword(s)1. ANTARCTIC BIRDS 2. ARCTIC SEALS 3. EARTH 4. M.V.S. 5. POLAR LANDS 6. POLAR PEOPLES
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Title100 Facts: Saving the Earth
Author(s)KELLY, MILES
PublicationUK, Miles Kelly Publishing, 2010.
Description48p.
Series(100 Facts)
ISBN,Price978-1848102385 : 0.00(PB)
Classification001.12:551.1
Keyword(s)1. EARTH 2. GLOBAL WARMING 3. GREEN SHOPPING 4. M.V.S. 5. SEAS AND COASTS 6. WATER RESOURCES
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Title100 Facts: Extreme Earth
Author(s)KELLY, MILES
PublicationUK, Miles Kelly Publishing, 2010.
Description48p.
Series(100 Facts)
ISBN,Price9781848102323 : 0.00(PB)
Classification001.12.551
Keyword(s)1. EARTH 2. EARTHQUAKE 3. HURRICANES 4. LAKES 5. M.V.S. 6. OCEANS 7. RIVERS AND WATERFALLS 8. SNOW-ICE 9. TSUNAMIS 10. WATER
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