Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | Introduction to Geobiology

Introduction to Geobiology

Noffke, Nora

2015, 175 p. 150 illus., 30 illus. in color.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 

ISBN 978-3-642-25062-0

digitally watermarked, no DRM

The eBook version of this title will be available soon


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
approx. $139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-25061-3

free shipping for individuals worldwide

Due: August 6, 2015


add to marked items

  • The book helps geoscientists to use modern life and its interaction with modern Earth as model to decipher the history of Earth
  • Scientists learn to see life as part of Earth, and Earth as sensitive system that changes with its biosphere
  • The book covers geobiology topics currently intensively debated in the scientific community
This book is an introductionary overview on the novel and rapidly evolving scientific discipline geobiology. Geobiology studies Earth from both geological and biological perspective. This book covers the many facets of this research field, and underlines its potential for the exploration of the definition of life, the co-evolution of life and Earth, the appreciation of global environmental problems, and the detection of life in the universe. This book may serve the advanced reader as compass for future studies, and as guideline for instruction.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Co-evolution - Earth history - Geobiology - Human impact - Life detection - origin of life

Related subjects » Astrobiology - Geology - Microbiology

Table of contents 

Definition of Life.- Early Worlds of Earth.- Earth’s Rocks Change: the Significance of Biominerals.- The Breath of Earth: The First Multicellular Organisms.- Life as Architect: The Invention of Shells.- Rise and Decline of Superorganisms.- Shaping Earth for Human Habitation.- Biotechnology: Blessing or Curse?.- Universal Life.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Paleontology.