Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Strategies of Life Detection

Editors: Botta, O., Bada, J., Gómez Elvira, J., Javaux, E., Selsis, F., Summons, R. (Eds.)

  • Provides an integrated account of state-of-the-art life detection methods
  • Includes contributions from biochemists, geochemists, organic chemists, astronomers and instrument developers
  • Combines coverage of biosignatures relevant for in-situ investigations with those relevant for remote sensing on exoplanets
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About this book

The search for life outside the Earth has been one of mankind's most challenging quests. We have reached a level of technology that allows for initial steps toward thorough scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative of past or present life on another planet and compare them to biosignatures on Earth.

The purpose of the workshop was also 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 the discussion of concepts descriptive of the search for habitable planets around other stars.

This book is intended to provide a reference to scientists and instrument developers working in the field of in-situ and remote life detection. It can also be used as an interdisciplinary introduction for students and post-doctoral researchers entering this new and exciting field.

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From the reviews:

“This is a collection of papers from the International Space Science Institute workshop … . The book is well laid out, with uniformity in style, clear tables and illustrations, several of which are in colour. … Each paper has an abstract and a full set of references. … this book is likely to grace the shelves of university libraries and specialists in astrobiology, but it is of interest to anyone with a strong fascination … . I certainly recommend it.” (Barrie W. Jones, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (4), 2010)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Foreword

    Bada, J. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Towards a Definition of Life: The Impossible Quest?

    Lazcano, Antonio

    Pages 5-10

  • Infrared Spectroscopy of Solar-System Planets

    Encrenaz, Thérèse

    Pages 11-23

  • Extraterrestrial Organic Matter and the Detection of Life

    Sephton, Mark A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Astrobiology and Habitability of Titan

    Raulin, Francois

    Pages 37-48

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategies of Life Detection
Editors
  • Oliver Botta
  • Jeffrey Bada
  • Javier Gómez Elvira
  • Emmanuelle Javaux
  • Franck Selsis
  • Robert Summons
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77516-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77516-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77515-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4593-8
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 382
Additional Information
Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 135/1-4, 2008
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