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1 Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) Drake equation: Estimating the Prevalence of Extraterrestial Life through the Age 025974 2015 Book  
2 Chandra Wickramasinghe Search for our cosmic ancestry 025956 2015 Book  
3 Athena Coustenis Life beyond earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe 025251 2013 Book  
4 Peter Ulmschneider Intelligent life in the universe: Principles and Requirements Behind Its Emergence 025269 2006 Book  
5 Mario Bertolotti Celestial messengers: Cosmic Rays: The Story of a Scientific Adventure 024748 2013 Book  
6 Giancarlo Genta Lonely minds in the universe 024656 2007 Book  
7 Milan M. Cirkovic Astrobiological landscape: Philosophical foundations of the study of cosmic life 024497 2012 Book  
8 John D. Barrow (Ed.) Fitness of the cosmos for life: Biochemistry and fine - tuning 023806 2008 Book  
9 Alan Boss Crowded universe: The search for living planets 022616 2009 Book  
10 V. M. Rabolu Hercolubus or red planet E01073 2004 Book  
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TitleDrake equation: Estimating the Prevalence of Extraterrestial Life through the Age
Author(s)Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.);Matthew F. Dowd (ed.)
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Descriptionxxii, 319p.
Series(Cambridge Astrobiology)
Abstract Noten this compelling book, leading scientists and historians explore the Drake Equation, which guides modern astrobiology's search for life beyond Earth. First used in 1961 as the organising framework for a conference in Green Bank, West Virginia, it uses seven factors to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilisations in our galaxy. Using the equation primarily as a heuristic device, this engaging text examines the astronomical, biological, and cultural factors that determine the abundance or rarity of life beyond Earth and provides a thematic history of the search for extraterrestrial life. Logically structured to analyse each of the factors in turn, and offering commentary and critique of the equation as a whole, contemporary astrobiological research is placed in a historical context. Each factor is explored over two chapters, discussing the pre-conference thinking and a modern analysis, to enable postgraduates and researchers to better assess the assumptions that guide their research.
ISBN,Price9781107073654 : UKP 99.99(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. DRAKE EQUATION 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 4. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
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TitleSearch for our cosmic ancestry
Author(s)Chandra Wickramasinghe
PublicationNew Jersey, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2015.
Descriptionxx, 196p.
Abstract NoteThe idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia developed by Fred Hoyle and the present author in the 1970's has been vindicated by a spate of new discoveries in astronomy and biology, and also with startling new evidence of microbial fossils in meteorites and micrometeorites. The recent Kepler Telescope searches for exoplanets have indicated the presence of over 100 billion habitable planets separated by only a few light years, thus making panspermia and the transfer of microbial life between such planets an inevitable fact. The book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of cometary panspermia in a manner accessible to a wide general readership.
ISBN,Price9789814616966 : US $38.00(PB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. COMETARY PANSPERMIA 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - WORLD SCIENTIFIC 5. EXOBIOLOGY 6. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 7. PANSPERNIA
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TitleLife beyond earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe
Author(s)Athena Coustenis;Therese Encrenaz
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Descriptionx, 287p.
Abstract NoteWhat is life and where can it exist? What searches are being made to identify conditions for life on other worlds? If extraterrestrial inhabited worlds are found, how can we explore them? In this book, two leading astrophysicists provide an engaging account of where we stand in our quest for habitable environments, in the Solar System and beyond. Starting from basic concepts, the narrative builds scientifically, including more in-depth material as boxed additions to the main text. The authors recount fascinating recent discoveries from space missions and observations using ground-based telescopes, of possible life-related artefacts in Martian meteorites, extrasolar planets, and subsurface oceans on Europa, Titan and Enceladus. They also provide a forward look to future missions. This is an exciting, informative read for anyone interested in the search for habitable and inhabited planets, and an excellent primer for students in astrobiology, habitability, planetary science and astronomy.
ISBN,Price9781107026179 : UKP 19.99(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. EXTRASOLAR PLANETS 2. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 3. FORMATION OF PLANET 4. TERRESTRIAL PLANETS
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TitleIntelligent life in the universe: Principles and Requirements Behind Its Emergence
Author(s)Peter Ulmschneider
Edition2nd
PublicationBerlin, 1. Springer 2. Springer-Verlag, 2006.
Descriptionxiii, 310p.
Series(Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics)
Abstract NoteThis book examines the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. It scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. There is emphasis on the geological conditions and consequences of life's conquest of land as the pre-condition for the emergence of life with our type of technical intelligence.
ISBN,Price9783540328360 : Euro 104.99(HB)
Classification524.85
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. BIOASTRONOMY 3. EVOLUTION 4. EXOBIOLOGY 5. EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE 6. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 7. ORIGIN OF LIFE
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TitleCelestial messengers: Cosmic Rays: The Story of a Scientific Adventure
Author(s)Mario Bertolotti
PublicationBerlin, Springer-Verlag, 2013.
Descriptionxiv, 330p.
Abstract NoteThe book describes from a historical point of view how cosmic rays were discovered. The book describes the research in cosmic rays. The main focus is on how the knowledge was gained, describing the main experiments and the conclusions drawn. Biographical sketches of main researchers are provided. Cosmic rays have an official date of discovery which is linked to the famous balloon flights of the Austrian physicist Hess in 1912. The year 2012 can therefore be considered the centenary of the discovery.
ISBN,Price9783642283703 : Euro 39.95(PB)
Classification524.1-52
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2. ASTROPHYSICS 3. COSMIC RADIATION 4. COSMIC RAYS - HISTORY 5. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 6. GAMMA RADIATION
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TitleLonely minds in the universe
Author(s)Giancarlo Genta
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books, 2007.
Descriptionxxv, 289p.
Abstract NoteThe book reviews current scientific understanding of the Universe that suggests that life is common, and extraterrestrial intelligent life is a possibility. But our search is limited mainly to radiotelescope observation, and the hope of intercepting and decoding the radio transmissions of other intelligent beings. The author discusses such philosophical questions as: What is intelligence? What is consciousness? Should we expect ETIs to be conscious beings? At the heart of this book is an examination of the viability of future astronautics which would enable closer human contact with ETI than through radio messages taking thousands of years to reach their destination.
ISBN,Price9780387339252 : Euro 22.95(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. BIOASTRONOMY 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE 4. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 5. SETI
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TitleAstrobiological landscape: Philosophical foundations of the study of cosmic life
Author(s)Milan M. Cirkovic
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Descriptionviii, 266p.
Series(Cambridge Astrobiology)
Abstract Notestrobiology is an expanding, interdisciplinary field investigating the origin, evolution and future of life in the universe. Tackling many of the foundational debates of the subject, from discussions of cosmological evolution to detailed reviews of common concepts such as the 'Rare Earth' hypothesis, this volume is the first systematic survey of the philosophical aspects and conundrums in the study of cosmic life. The author's exploration of the increasing number of cross-over problems highlights the relationship between astrobiology and cosmology and presents some of the challenges of multidisciplinary study. Modern physical theories dealing with the multiverse add a further dimension to the debate. With a selection of beautifully presented illustrations and a strong emphasis on constructing a unified methodology across disciplines, this book will appeal to graduate students and specialists who seek to rectify the fragmented nature of current astrobiological endeavour, as well as curious astrophysicists, biologists and SETI enthusiasts.
ISBN,Price9780521197755 : UKP 65.00(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 4. SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE 5. SETI
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TitleFitness of the cosmos for life: Biochemistry and fine - tuning
Author(s)John D. Barrow (Ed.);Simon Conway morris (Ed.);Stephen J. freeland (Ed.);Charles l. Harper Jr. (Ed.)
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Descriptionxxiii, 501p.
Series(Cambridge Astrobiology)
Abstract NoteThis highly interdisciplinary book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt. Here, these anthropic considerations are diversified in a host of new ways to identify the most sensitive features of biochemistry and astrobiology. Celebrating the classic 1913 work of Lawrence J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment for Life, this book looks at the delicate balance between chemistry and the ambient conditions in the universe that permit complex chemical networks and structures to exist. It will appeal to a broad range of scientists, academics, and others interested in the origin and existence of life in our universe.
ISBN,Price9780521871020 : UKP 75.00(HB)
Classification523.4-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. BIOCHEMISTRY 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 4. ORIGIN OF LIFE
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TitleCrowded universe: The search for living planets
Author(s)Alan Boss
PublicationNew York, Basic Science, 2009.
Descriptionix, 227p.
ISBN,Price9780465009367 : US $26.00(HB)
Classification523.4-88
Keyword(s)1. EXOBIOLOGY 2. EXTRASOLAR PLANETS 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE
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TitleHercolubus or red planet
Author(s)V. M. Rabolu
EditionFree ed.
PublicationBurgos, V. M. Rabolu Foundation, 2004.
Description52p.
ISBN,PriceFree(PB)
Classification523
Keyword(s)1. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 2. HERCOLUBUS 3. M.V.S. 4. RED PLANET
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E01073   523/RAB/E01073  Issued IS018: Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika, C/O Arvind Paranjpye 15/Jun/2011

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