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1 edited by Constance M. Bertka Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life OB0722 Book  
2 Chris Impey The living cosmos OB0597 Book  
3 Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) Astrobiology, history, and society I02250 2013 eBook  
4 by Sun Kwok Stardust I02215 2013 eBook  
5 Muriel Gargaud ... Young Sun, early Earth and the origins of life I02125 2012 eBook  
6 by Richard N. Boyd Stardust, supernovae and the molecules of life I01773 2012 eBook  
7 Louis N. Irwin Cosmic biology I01481 2011 eBook  
8 Pekka Teerikorpi ... evolving universe and the origin of life I00976 2009 eBook  
9 K. Kaneko Life I00680 2006 eBook  
10 Muriel Gargaud ... (ed.) From suns to life I00440 2006 eBook  
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TitleExploring the origin, extent, and future of life : philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives
Author(s)edited by Constance M. Bertka
Description1 online resource (xi, 324 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteWhere did we come from? Are we alone? Where are we going? These are the questions that define the field of astrobiology. New discoveries about life on Earth, the increasing numbers of extrasolar planets being identified, and the technologies being developed to locate and characterize Earth-like planets around other stars are continually challenging our views of nature and our connection to the rest of the universe. In this book, philosophers, historians, ethicists, and theologians provide the perspectives of their fields on the research and discoveries of astrobiology. A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers, the book provides an introduction to astrobiology, and explores subjects such as the implications of current origin of life research, the possible discovery of extraterrestrial microbial life, and the possibility of altering the environment of Mars
Contents NoteAstrobiology in a societal context / Constance M. Bertka -- Emergence and the experimental pursuit of the origin of life / Robert M. Hazen -- From Aristotle to Darwin, to Freeman Dyson : changing definitions of life viewed in a historical context / James E. Strick -- Philosophical aspects of the origin-of-life problem : the emergence of life and the nature of science / Iris Fry -- The origin of terrestrial life : a Christian perspective / Ernan McMullin -- The alpha and the omega : reflections on the origin and future of life from the perspective of Christian theology and ethics / Celia Deane-Drummond -- A biologist's guide to the solar system / Lynn J. Rothschild -- The quest for habitable worlds and life beyond the solar system / Carl B. Pilcher and Jack J. Lissauer -- A historical perspective on the extent and search for life / Steven J. Dick -- The search for extraterrestrial life : epistemology, ethics, and worldviews / Mark Lupisella -- The implications of discovering extraterrestrial life : different searches, different issues / Margaret S. Race -- God, evolution, and astrobiology / Cynthia S.W. Crysdale -- Planetary ecosynthesis on Mars : restoration ecology and environmental ethics / Christopher P. McKay -- The trouble with intrinsic value : an ethical primer for astrobiology / Kelly C. Smith -- God's preferential option for life : a Christian perspective on astrobiology / Richard O. Randolph -- Comparing stories about the origin, extent, and future of life : an Asian religious perspective / Francisca Cho
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Keyword(s)1. EXOBIOLOGY 2. LIFE
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TitleThe living cosmos : our search for life in the universe
Author(s)Chris Impey
Description1 online resource (xvi, 393 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteConsidering the development of life on Earth, the existence of life in extreme environments and the potential for life elsewhere in the Universe, this book gives a fascinating insight into our place in the Universe. Chris Impey leads the reader through the history, from the Copernican revolution to the emergence of the field of astrobiology ??? the study of life in the cosmos. He examines how life on Earth began, exploring its incredible variety and the extreme environments in which it can survive. Finally, Impey turns his attention to our Solar System and the planets beyond, discussing whether there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. Written in non-technical language, this book is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about astrobiology and how it is changing our views of life and the Universe. An accompanying website available at www.cambridge.org/9780521173841 features podcasts, articles and news stories on astrobiology
Contents NoteUnfinished revolution -- Life's origins -- Extreme life -- Shaping evolution -- Living in the Solar System -- Distant worlds -- Are we alone? -- Credits -- Notes -- Reading list -- Media resources -- Index
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Keyword(s)1. EXOBIOLOGY 2. LIFE 3. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
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TitleAstrobiology, history, and society : life beyond Earth and the impact of discovery
Author(s)Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.)
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource (480 p.)
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EXOBIOLOGY 4. LIFE 5. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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TitleStardust : the cosmic seeds of life
Author(s)by Sun Kwok
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPHYSICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. EXOBIOLOGY 5. LIFE 6. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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TitleYoung Sun, early Earth and the origins of life : lessons for astrobiology
Author(s)Muriel Gargaud ...;translated by Storm Dunlop
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EXOBIOLOGY 4. LIFE
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TitleStardust, supernovae and the molecules of life : might we all be aliens?
Author(s)by Richard N. Boyd
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xi, 215 p.) : col. ill
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EXOBIOLOGY 4. LIFE
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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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Titleevolving universe and the origin of life : the search for our cosmic roots
Author(s)Pekka Teerikorpi ...
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 508 p., [12] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents Notept. 1. The widening world view. When science was born -- Science in Athens -- Planetary spheres and the size of the universe -- Medieval cosmology -- The roots of the Copernican Revolution -- The true laws of planetary motion revealed -- Galileo Galilei and his successors -- How far away are the stars? -- The scale of the solar system -- pt. 2. Physical laws of nature. Newton -- Celestial mechanics -- Nature of light -- Electricity and magnetism -- Time and space -- Curved space and gravity -- Atoms and nuclei -- Strange microworld -- Elementary particles
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 489-491) and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. COSMOLOGY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Kosmologie 7. LIFE 8. PHYSICS
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TitleLife : an introduction to complex systems biology
Author(s)K. Kaneko
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2006.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 369 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the question: what are the universal properties of living systems and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation has been deliberately kept fairly non-technical so as to address a broad spectrum of students and researchers from the natural sciences and informatics."--Jacket
Contents NoteHow should living systems be studied? -- Constructive biology -- Basic concepts in dynamical systems -- Origin of bioinformation -- Origin of a cell with recursive growth -- Universal statistics of a cell with recursive growth -- Cell differentiation and development -- Irreversible differentiation from stem cell and robust development -- Pattern formation and origin of positional information -- Genetic evolution with phenotypic fluctuations -- Speciation as a fixation of phenotypic differentiation -- Conclusion
NotesBased in part on a Japanese work published in 2003 by the University of Tokyo Press--cf. Preface. -Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-364) and index
Keyword(s)1. Biological systems 2. Cellen (biologie) 3. Cytology 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. LIFE 7. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 8. NATURAL HISTORY 9. NATURE 10. Organismen 11. SCIENCE 12. Systeemtheorie 13. Systems biology 14. Theoretische biologie
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TitleFrom suns to life : a chronological approach to the history of life on earth
Author(s)Muriel Gargaud ... (ed.)
PublicationDordrecht, Springer, 2006.
Description1 online resource (370 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents NoteFrom the arrow of time to the arrow of life / M. Gargaud and J. Reisse -- Dating methods and corresponding chronometers in astrobiology / M. Gargaud ... [et al.] -- Solar system formation and early evolution : the first 100 million years / T. Montmerle ... [et al.] -- Building of a habitable planet / H. Martin ... [et al.] -- Prebiotic chemistry, biochemistry, emergence of life (4.4-2 Ga) / R. Pascal ... [et al.] -- Environmental context / H. Martin ... [et al.] -- Ancient fossil record and early evolution (ca. 3.8 to 0.5 Ga) / P. L�opez-Garc�ia ... [et al.] -- A synthetic interdisciplinary "chronological frieze" : an attempt / D. Despois and M. Gargaud -- Life on earth-- and elsewhere? / T. Montmerle ... [et al.]
NotesThe frieze kept in pocket at end of book. -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EVOLUTION 4. LIFE 5. SCIENCE
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