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1 Nick Kanas Solar system maps I02381 eBook  
2 Dirk Schulze-Makuch Alien encounter I02374 eBook  
3 Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) Extraterrestrial altruism I02366 eBook  
4 Tim Howard Space weather and coronal mass ejections I02343 eBook  
5 David S. Stevenson Under a crimson sun I02321 eBook  
6 Gregory L. Vogt Landscapes of Mars I00875 2008 eBook  
7 Strategies of Life Detection I00867 2008 eBook  
8 Pamela Clark Dynamic planet I00217 2007 eBook  
9 Imke de Pater Planetary sciences 023412 2010 Book  
10 Raymond Jeanloz (ed.) Annual review of earth and planetary sciences, volume 36, 2008 022136 2008 Book  
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TitleSolar system maps : from antiquity to the space age
Author(s)Nick Kanas
Description1 online resource (xxix, 331 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteIn recent years, there has been increased interest in our Solar System. This has been prompted by the launching of giant orbiting telescopes and space probes, the discovery of new planetary moons and heavenly bodies that orbit the Sun, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. In one generation, our place in the heavens has been challenged, but this is not unusual. Throughout history, there have been a number of such world views. Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe and surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center, just a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. This allowed our Solar System to be differentiated from deep-sky objects, but it didn't lose its mystery as more and more remarkable bodies were discovered within its boundaries
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Geographical Information Systems/Cartography 5. PHYSICS 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleAlien encounter : a scientific novel
Author(s)Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Edition2nd edition
Description1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustration
Abstract NoteIt has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detected on Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabited by alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's first encounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becoming a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. In this novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiological denouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and discussed
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. FICTION / General 6. Human-alien encounters 7. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleExtraterrestrial altruism : evolution and ethics in the Cosmos
Author(s)Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.)
Description1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteExtraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions from Earth to make contact. Should we expect altruism to evolve throughout the cosmos, or is this only wishful thinking? Would this make biological sense? Is it dangerous to send messages to other worlds, as Stephen Hawking has suggested? Would extraterrestrial societies be based on different ethical principles? Extraterrestrial Altruism explores these and related questions about the motivations of civilizations beyond Earth, providing new insights that are critical for SETI. Chapters are authored by leading scholars from diverse disciplines anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, engineering, history of science, law, philosophy, psychology, public policy, and sociology
Contents NoteCosmic Evolution, Reciprocity, and Interstellar Tit for Tat -- Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Friends, Foes, or Just Curious? -- Eliciting Altruism While Avoiding Xenophobia: A Thought Experiment -- Predator Prey Models and Contact Considerations -- Harmful ETI Hypothesis Denied: Visiting ETIs Likely Altruists -- Altruism Toward Non-Humans: Lessons for Interstellar Communication -- Caring Capacity and Cosmocultural Evolution: Potential Mechanisms for Advanced Altruism -- The Precautionary Principle: Egoism, Altruism, and the Active SETI Debate -- The Accidental Altruist: Inferring Altruism from an Extraterrestrial Signal -- Interstellar Intersubjectivity: The Significance of Shared Cognition for Communication, Empathy, and Altruism in Space -- Other Minds, Empathy, and Interstellar Communication -- Interspecies Altruism: Learning from Species on Earth -- Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Altruism -- Kenotic Ethics and SETI: A Present-day View -- Altruism, Metalaw, and Celegistics: An Extraterrestrial Perspective on Universal Law-Making -- A Logic-Based Approach to Characterizing Altruism in Interstellar Messages -- Equity and Democracy: Seeking the Common Good as a Common Ground for Interstellar Communication -- Patterns of Extraterrestrial Culture -- Evolutionary Perspectives on Interstellar Communication: Images of Altruism
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Altruism 2. ASTROBIOLOGY 3. Communication Studies 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ETHICS 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleSpace weather and coronal mass ejections
Author(s)Tim Howard
Description1 online resource (xiii, 107 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteSpace weather has attracted a lot of attention in recent times. Severe space weather can disrupt spacecraft, and on Earth can be the cause of power outages and power station failure. It also presents a radiation hazard for airline passengers and astronauts. These "magnetic storms" are most commonly caused by coronal mass ejections, or CMES, which are large eruptions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun that can reach speeds of several thousand km/s. In this SpringerBrief, Space Weather and Coronal Mass Ejections, author Timothy Howard briefly introduces the coronal mass ejection, its scientific importance, and its relevance to space weather at Earth and other planets. This title focuses on the latest advances in CME observation and modeling, including new results from the NASA STEREO and SDO missions. It also includes topical issues regarding space weather and the most recent observations and anecdotal examples of the impacts of space weather and CMEs
Contents NoteHistory -- Observation and Modeling -- Relevance to Space Weather -- Recent Developments
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. PHYSICS 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. SCIENCE / Astronomy 8. SPACE ENVIRONMENT
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TitleUnder a crimson sun : prospects for life in a red dwarf system
Author(s)David S. Stevenson
Description1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract NoteGliese 581 is a red dwarf star some 20.3 light years from Earth. Red dwarfs are among the most numerous stars in the galaxy, and they sport diverse planetary systems. At magnitude 10, Gliese 581 is visible to amateur observers but does not stand out. So what makes this star so important? It is that professional observers have confirmed that it has at least four planets orbiting it, and in 2009, Planet d was described in the letters of The Astrophysical Journal as "the first confirmed exoplanet that could support Earth-like life." Under a Crimson Sun looks at the nature of red dwarf systems such as Gliese as potential homes for life. Realistically, what are prospects for life on these distant worlds? Could life evolve and survive there? How do these planetary surfaces and geology evolve? How would life on a red dwarf planet differ from life on Earth? And what are the implications for finding further habitable worlds in our galaxy? Stevenson provides readers with insight into the habitability of planets and how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. Explore with him in this engaging, fascinating book the possibilities for finding life, from bacteria to more complex and even intelligent organisms, on red dwarf system planets
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. EXOBIOLOGY 6. Habitable planets 7. PHYSICS 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. Red dwarf stars 11. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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TitleLandscapes of Mars : a visual tour
Author(s)Gregory L. Vogt
PublicationNew York, Springer Science+Business Media LLC, 2008.
Description1 online resource (138 p.) : chiefly col. ill., maps
Abstract NoteLandscapes of Mars is essentially a picture book that provides a visual tour of Mars. All the major regions and topographical features will be shown and supplemented with chapter introductions and extended captions. In a way, think of it as a visual tourist guide. Other topics covered are Martian uplands on the order of the elevation of Mt. Everest, Giant volcanoes and a rift system, the Grand Canyon of Mars, craters and the absence of craters over large regions (erosion), and wind shadows around craters, sand dunes, and dust devils. The book includes discussions on the search for water (braid
Contents NoteThe two faces of Mars -- To Hellas and back -- Snows of Olympus -- The grandest canyon -- Making an impact on Mars -- Water and wind -- North and south -- Living or not? -- For a closer look -- Mars in 3D
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Mars (Planet) 4. Mars probes 5. PLANETOLOGY 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SCIENCE 8. Space Exploration and Astronautics 9. Topographie
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TitleStrategies of Life Detection
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Science+Business Media, BV, 2008.
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteThe search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, to compare them to biosignatures on Earth, and to discuss state-of-the-art in-situ instruments that are envisioned to search for these signatures in the exploration of the solar system as well as concepts for the search for habitable planets around other stars
Contents NoteForeword; Towards a Definition of Life: The Impossible Quest?; Infrared Spectroscopy of Solar-System Planets; Extraterrestrial Organic Matter and the Detection of Life; Astrobiology and Habitability of Titan; An Approach to Searching for Life on Mars, Europa, and Enceladus; Accretion, Trapping and Binding of Sediment in Archean Stromatolites--Morphological Expression of the Antiquity of Life; Biogenerated Rock Structures; Morphological Biosignatures in Early Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Materials; Gene Transfer and the Reconstruction of Life's Early History from Genomic Data
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. BIOCHEMISTRY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. EXOBIOLOGY 6. PHYSICS 7. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleDynamic planet : mercury in the context of its environment
Author(s)Pamela Clark
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (xv, 219 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteCovers a range of disciplines written to illustrate the nature and dynamic interactions of Mercury with its environment. This book is accessible to engineers and scientists as well as those planning to be engineers and scientists at the upper level college student or 'educated layman' level or above
Contents NoteMercury from a systems perspective -- Past and planned missions to Mercury -- Mercury's interior -- Mercury's surface -- Mercury's exosphere -- Mercury's magnetosphere -- The future of Mercury exploration
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. PLANETOLOGY 4. SCIENCE
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TitlePlanetary sciences
Author(s)Imke de Pater;Jack J. Lissauer
Edition2nd.
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Descriptionxvi, 647p.
Abstract NoteAn authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences, this textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The second edition of this award-winning textbook has been substantially updated and improved. It now contains a reorganized discussion of small bodies, including a detailed description of the Kuiper belt and asteroid belt; a significantly expanded chapter on extrasolar planets and what they tell us about planetary systems; and appendixes providing a glossary of acronyms, tables of key spacecraft, a summary of observing techniques, and a sampling of very recent images. With over 300 exercises to help students apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for courses in astronomy, planetary science and earth science, and well suited as a reference for researchers.
ISBN,Price9780521853712 : UKP 50.00(HB)
Classification523.4
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EXTRASOLAR PLANETS 3. EXTRASOLAR PLANETS - PROC. 4. PLANETARY RINGS 5. PLANETARY SCIENCE 6. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleAnnual review of earth and planetary sciences, volume 36, 2008
Author(s)Raymond Jeanloz (ed.);Arden L. Albee (ed.);Kevin C. Burke (ed.);Katherine H. Freeman (ed.)
PublicationCalifornia 2008.
Descriptionxi, 669p.
ISBN,Price9780824320362 : US $ 225.00(HB)
Classification55:523.4(048.8)
Keyword(s)1. EARTH SCIENCES 2. PLANETARY SCIENCES 3. PLANETOLOGY
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