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11 Rossi, Angelo Pio Planetary Geology I09541 2018 eBook  
12 Dick, Steven J Space, Time, and Aliens I09418 2020 eBook  
13 Linsky, Jeffrey Host Stars and their Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres I09380 2019 eBook  
14 Capova, Klara Anna Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today I09366 2018 eBook  
15 Beech, Martin The Pillars of Creation I09350 2017 eBook  
16 Connes, Pierre History of the Plurality of Worlds I09213 2020 eBook  
17 Stevenson, David S Granite Skyscrapers I09144 2018 eBook  
18 Teerikorpi, Pekka The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life I09073 2019 eBook  
19 Deeg, Hans J Handbook of Exoplanets I08873 2018 eBook  
20 De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio Mysteries of Mars I08870 2018 eBook  
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TitlePlanetary Geology
Author(s)Rossi, Angelo Pio;van Gasselt, Stephan
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionLXV, 433 p. 166 illus., 112 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary geoscience-focused overview of solid solar system bodies and their evolution, based on the comparative description of processes acting on them. Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. In any of those cases, the geological records of those surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are:?? Methods and tools Processes and Sources?? Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors??? backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration
ISBN,Price9783319651798
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GEOPHYSICS 5. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleSpace, Time, and Aliens : Collected Works on Cosmos and Culture
Author(s)Dick, Steven J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXII, 799 p. 127 illus., 71 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume, former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick reflects on the exploration of space, astrobiology and its implications, cosmic evolution, astronomical institutions, discovering and classifying the cosmos, and the philosophy of astronomy. The unifying theme of the book is the connection between cosmos and culture, or what Carl Sagan many years ago called the ???cosmic connection.??? As both an astronomer and historian of science, Dr. Dick has been both a witness to and a participant in many of the astronomical events of the last half century. This collection of papers presents his reflections over the last forty years in a way accessible to historians, philosophers, and scientists alike. From the search for alien life to ongoing space exploration efforts, readers will find this volume full of engaging topics relevant to science, society, and our collective future on planet Earth and beyond
ISBN,Price9783030416140
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
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TitleHost Stars and their Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres : An Introductory Overview
Author(s)Linsky, Jeffrey
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionX, 273 p. 143 illus., 104 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteLike planets in our solar system, exoplanets form, evolve, and interact with their host stars in many ways. As exoplanets acquire material and grow to the final size, their atmospheres are subjected to intense UV and X-radiation and high-energy particle bombardment from the young host star. Whether a planet can retain its atmosphere and the conditions for significant mass loss both depend upon the strength of the host star's high-energy radiation and wind, the distance of the exoplanet from its host star, the gravitational potential of the exoplanet, and the initial chemical composition of the exoplanet atmosphere. This introductory overview describes the physical processes responsible for the emission of radiation and acceleration of winds of host stars that together control the environment of an exoplanet, focusing on topics that are critically important for understanding exoplanetary atmospheres but are usually not posed from the perspective of host stars. Accordingly, both host stars and exoplanets are not studied in isolation but are treated as integrated systems. Stellar magnetic fields, which are the energy source for activity phenomena including high-energy radiation and winds, play a critical role in determining whether exoplanets are habitable. This text is primarily for researchers and graduate students who are studying exoplanet atmospheres and habitability, but who may not have a background in the physics and phenomenology of host stars that provide the environment in which exoplanets evolve. It provides a comprehensive overview of this broad topic rather than going deeply into many technical aspects but includes a large list of references to guide those interested in pursuing these questions. Nonspecialists with a scientific background should also find this text a valuable resource for understanding the critical issues of contemporary exoplanet research
ISBN,Price9783030114527
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PLANETARY SCIENCE 6. PLANETARY SCIENCES 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Solar and Heliospheric Physics 9. SOLAR SYSTEM 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleAstrobiology and Society in Europe Today
Author(s)Capova, Klara Anna;Persson, Erik;Milligan, Tony;Dun??r, David
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVI, 72 p. 14 illus., 13 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis White Paper describes the state of astrobiology in Europe today and its relation to the European society at large. With contributions from authors in twenty countries and over thirty scientific institutions worldwide, the document illustrates the societal implications of astrobiology and the positive contribution that astrobiology can make to European society. The White paper has two main objectives: 1. It recommends the establishment of a European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) as an answer to a series of challenges relating to astrobiology but also European research, education and the society at large. 2. It also acknowledges the societal implications of astrobiology, and thus the role of the social sciences and humanities in optimizing the positive contribution that astrobiology can make to the lives of the people of Europe and the challenges they face. This book is recommended reading for science policy makers, the interested public, and the astrobiology community
ISBN,Price9783319962658
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Public policy 5. Science and Technology Studies 6. Science???Social aspects 7. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 8. Technology???Sociological aspects
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TitleThe Pillars of Creation : Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling
Author(s)Beech, Martin
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 269 p. 125 illus., 109 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have enabled the conditions for planets to form and life to emerge. Although the Big Bang provided the spark of initiation, the primordial universe that it sired was born hopelessly sterile. It is only through the continued recycling of the interstellar medium, star formation, and stellar evolution that the universe has been animated beyond a chaotic mess of elementary atomic particles, radiation, dark matter, dark energy, and expanding spacetime. Using the Milky Way and the Eagle Nebula in particular as case studies, Beech follows every step of this amazing process.
ISBN,Price9783319487755
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. COSMOLOGY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleHistory of the Plurality of Worlds : The Myths of Extraterrestrials Through the Ages
Author(s)Connes, Pierre;Lequeux, James
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXIII, 406 p. 55 illus., 27 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteModern research has demonstrated that many stars are surrounded by planets???some of which might contain the right conditions to harbor life. This has only reinforced a question that has been tormenting scientists, philosophers and priests since Antiquity: Are there other inhabited worlds beyond our own? This book analyzes the many ways that humans have argued for and depicted extraterrestrial life over the centuries. The first known texts about the subject date from as early as the 6th century BC. Since that time, countless well-known historical characters like Lucretius, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Cusanus, Bruno, Kepler, Descartes, and Huygens contributed to the debate; here, their lesser known opinions on the subject are studied in detail. It is often difficult for the modern mind to follow the thinking of our ancestors, which can only be understood when placed in the relevant context. The book thus extends its scope to the evolution of ideas about cosmology in general, as well as the culture in which these great thinkers wrote. The research is presented with the author's insight and humor, making this an easy and enjoyable read.
ISBN,Price9783030414481
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
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TitleGranite Skyscrapers : How Rock Shaped Earth and Other Worlds
Author(s)Stevenson, David S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXII, 374 p. 81 illus., 70 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this book, David Stevenson offers us a look at the evolution of planets as they move from balls of mixed molten rock to vibrant worlds capable of hosting life. Embedded in our everyday architecture and in the literal ground beneath our feet, granite and its kin lie at the heart of many features of the Earth that we take for granted. From volcanism and mountain building to shifting water levels and local weather patterns, these rocks are closely intertwined with the complex processes that continue to shape and reshape our world. This book serves as a wonderful primer for anybody interested in our planet???s geological past and that of other planets in our Solar System and beyond. It illustrates not only how our planet???s surface evolved, but also how granite played a pivotal role in the creation of complex, intelligent life on Earth. There has long been a missing element in popular astronomy, which Stevenson now aims to fill: how geological and biological evolution work in a complex partnership, and what our planet???s own diversity can teach us about other rocky worlds
ISBN,Price9783319915036
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Biogeosciences 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Geobiology 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life : The Search for Our Cosmic Roots
Author(s)Teerikorpi, Pekka;Valtonen, Mauri;Lehto, Kirsi;Lehto, Harry;Byrd, Gene;Chernin, Arthur
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXIX, 584 p. 258 illus., 34 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteRegarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history
ISBN,Price9783030179212
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTROPHYSICS 3. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleHandbook of Exoplanets
Author(s)Deeg, Hans J;Belmonte, Juan Antonio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
Description910 illus., 789 illus. in color. eReference : online resource
Abstract NoteThis state-of-the-art reference work includes over 15 sections dealing with all aspects of exoplanets and exobiology research, including historic aspects, the Solar System as a template, objects at the planet-to-star transition, exoplanet detection and characterization with related instrumentation, technology and software tools, planet and planet-system statistics with recent and planned surveys, their atmosphere and formation and evolution processes, habitability and exobiology implications, and outlooks for future exploration and science development, including visionary contributions. Each section has 10-20 contributions written by the top experts in their subject, including both senior researchers as well as young, smart researchers who represent the future of the discipline. All in all, this handbook comprehensively tackles one of the most challenging and dynamic fields of modern astronomy and astrophysics.
ISBN,Price9783319553337
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 6. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. METEOROLOGY 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleMysteries of Mars
Author(s)De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 189 p. 156 illus., 105 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces the reader to the wonders of Mars, covering all aspects from our past perceptions of the planet through to the latest knowledge on its history, its surface processes such as impact cratering, volcano formation, and glaciation, and its atmosphere and climate. In addition, a series of ten intriguing open issues are considered in a more advanced way. These include such thought-provoking questions as What turned off the planet???s magnetic field?, Why are the northern and southern hemispheres so different?, What was the fate of the once abundant water?, and Is there, or was there, life on Mars? Numerous original figures, unavailable elsewhere, reproduce details of images from Viking, CTX, MOC, HiRISE, THEMIS, and HRSC. The book will appeal especially to general readers interested in planetary sciences, astronomy, astrogeology, and space exploration and to students of Earth Sciences and Natural and Environmental Sciences. The higher-level material on the remaining mysteries of Mars will also be of interest to astrogeologists and other researchers
ISBN,Price9783319747842
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETARY SCIENCE 8. PLANETARY SCIENCES 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Earth Science 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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