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1 David A. Rothery (Ed.) Introduction to astrobiology 026487 2018 Book  
2 Therese Encrenaz Planets ours and others: From Earth to Exoplanets 025399 2011 Book  
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TitleIntroduction to astrobiology
Author(s)David A. Rothery (Ed.);Iain Gilmour (ed.);Mark A. Sephton (ed.)
Edition3rd ed.
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Descriptionvi, 392p.
Abstract NoteHow did life on Earth begin? How common is it elsewhere in the Universe? Written and edited by planetary scientists and astrobiologists, this undergraduate-level textbook provides an introduction to the origin and nature of life, the habitable environments in our solar system and the techniques most successfully used for discovery and characterisation of exoplanets. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to embrace the latest developments in this field. Updated topics include the origins of water on Earth, the exploration of habitable environments on Mars, Europa and Enceladus, and the burgeoning discoveries in exoplanetary systems. Ideal for introductory courses on the subject, the textbook is also well-suited for self-study. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries, with questions and exercises throughout the text, with full solutions provided.
ISBN,Price9781108430838 : £ 44.99(PB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EXOPLANETARY SYSTEMS 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE 4. HABITABLE WORLD 5. ICY BODIES 6. ORIGIN OF LIFE 7. ORIGINS OF WATER 8. TITAN
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026487   524.8-88/ROT/026487  Issued CE01: Emma Jone Chokar 04/Sep/2022

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TitlePlanets ours and others: From Earth to Exoplanets
Author(s)Therese Encrenaz
PublicationSingapore, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2011.
Descriptionxviii, 187p.
Abstract NoteWhat is a planet? The answer may seem obvious; still, the definition of a planet has continuously evolved over the centuries, and their number has changed following successive discoveries. In 2006, the decision endorsed by the International Astronomical Union to remove Pluto from the list of planets has well illustrated the difficulty associated with their definition. The recent discovery of hundreds of exoplanets around nearby stars of our Galaxy opens a new and spectacular dimension to astrophysics. We presently know very little about the physical nature of exoplanets. In contrast, our knowledge on solar system planets has made huge progress over the past decades, thanks, especially, to space planetary exploration. The purpose of this book is first to characterize what planets are, in their global properties and in their diversity. Then, this knowledge is used to try to imagine the physical nature of exoplanets, starting from the few parameters we know about them. Throughout, we keep in mind the ultimate question of the search for possible extraterrestrial life: Could life exist or have existed in the solar system and beyond?
ISBN,Price9789814525152 : US $28.00(PB)
Classification523.4
Keyword(s)1. EXOPLANETS 2. HABITABLE WORLD 3. PLANETS
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025399   523.4/ENC/025399  On Shelf    

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