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Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Life as We Know It

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph (Ed.)

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Life As we Know It ["LAKI"] covers several aspects of Life, ranging from the prebiotic level, origin of life, evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes and finally to various affairs of human beings. Although it is hard to define Life, one can, however, characterize it and describe its features. Topics treated are categories of bacteria, algae and fungi, conscience, philosophy, theology, aesthetics, appearance of sport and life destiny, life after clinical death, and thoughts of the world to come ("Olam Haba").

The various chapters have been written so that they are accessible to all - from the avid lay reader to the specialist – and make available multidisciplinary sources of information about Life. This volume will interest open minded scholars, students at all levels of general sciences, natural and Life science, researchers of philosophy, theology, history of Life, astrobiology, and those who wish to widen their knowledge about "who are we in the universe".

The information presented here on the various phenomena of Life were all written by highly qualified authors including scientists, public leaders, a professional athelete and three Nobel Laureates.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Biodiversity and Extremophiles

    Joseph Seckbach, Aharon Oren, Russell L. Chapman, Debra A. Waters, Ian K. Ross, Aharon Oren, Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Christian Tamburini

    Pages 3-143

  • The Origin of Life on Earth and in the Universe

    Jordi Llorca, Malcolm E. Schrader, Pasquale Stano, Francesca Ferri, Pier Luigi Luisi

    Pages 147-198

  • Artificial Life

    Moshe Sipper, Nakdimon Umiel

    Pages 707-733

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eBook $349.00
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Softcover $449.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life as We Know It
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4403-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4403-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4394-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7121-7
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 765
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