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1 Steven J. Dick Astrobiology, discovery, and societal impact 026486 2018 Book  
2 David A. Rothery (Ed.) Introduction to astrobiology 026487 2018 Book  
3 Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) Drake equation: Estimating the Prevalence of Extraterrestial Life through the Age 025974 2015 Book  
4 Chandra Wickramasinghe Search for our cosmic ancestry 025956 2015 Book  
5 Athena Coustenis Life beyond earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe 025251 2013 Book  
6 Chris Impey (ed.) Frontiers of astrobiology 024713 2012 Book  
7 Giancarlo Genta Lonely minds in the universe 024656 2007 Book  
8 Milan M. Cirkovic Astrobiological landscape: Philosophical foundations of the study of cosmic life 024497 2012 Book  
9 Stephen Hawking Grand design: New answers to the ultimate questions of life 023599 2010 Book  
10 Will Eisner Life on another planet E01557 1995 Book  
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TitleAstrobiology, discovery, and societal impact
Author(s)Steven J. Dick
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Descriptionx, 384p.
Series(Astrobiology)
Abstract NoteThe search for life in the universe, once the stuff of science fiction, is now a robust worldwide research program with a well-defined roadmap probing both scientific and societal issues. This volume examines the humanistic aspects of astrobiology, systematically discussing the approaches, critical issues, and implications of discovering life beyond Earth. What do the concepts of life and intelligence, culture and civilization, technology and communication mean in a cosmic context? What are the theological and philosophical implications if we find life - and if we do not? Steven J. Dick argues that given recent scientific findings, the discovery of life in some form beyond Earth is likely and so we need to study the possible impacts of such a discovery and formulate policies to deal with them. The remarkable and often surprising results are presented here in a form accessible to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
ISBN,Price9781108426763 : £ 54.99(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTROCULTURE 3. LIFE IN UNIVERSE 4. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
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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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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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TitleFrontiers of astrobiology
Author(s)Chris Impey (ed.);Jonathan Lunine (ed.);Jose Funes (ed.)
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Descriptionxi, 323p.
Abstract NoteAstrobiology is an exciting interdisciplinary field that seeks to answer one of the most important and profound questions: are we alone? In this volume, leading international experts explore the frontiers of astrobiology, investigating the latest research questions that will fascinate a wide interdisciplinary audience at all levels. What is the earliest evidence for life on Earth? Where are the most likely sites for life in the Solar System? Could life have evolved elsewhere in the Galaxy? What are the best strategies for detecting intelligent extraterrestrial life? How many habitable or Earth-like exoplanets are there? Progress in astrobiology over the past decade has been rapid and, with evidence accumulating that Mars once hosted standing bodies of liquid water, the discovery of over 500 exoplanets and new insights into how life began on Earth, the scientific search for our origins and place in the cosmos continues.
ISBN,Price9781107006416 : UKP 30.00(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EXOPLANETS 3. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 4. ORIGIN OF LIFE 5. ORIGIN OF PLANETS
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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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TitleGrand design: New answers to the ultimate questions of life
Author(s)Stephen Hawking;Leonard Mlodinow
PublicationLondon, Bantam Press, 2010.
Description199p.
Abstract NoteThe Grand Design explains the latest thoughts about model-dependent realism (the idea that there is no one version of reality), and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes. There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists). It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the unified theory Einstein spent a lifetime searching for.
ISBN,Price9780593058305 : Rs. 599.00(PB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ORIGIN OF LIFE 2. ORIGIN OF UNIVERSE
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TitleLife on another planet
Author(s)Will Eisner
PublicationNew York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.
Description128p.
ISBN,Price09780393328127 : US $17.95(PB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 2. M.V.S.
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