Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics

Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life

Editors: Thomas, P.J., Hicks, R.D., Chyba, C.F., McKay, C.P. (Eds.)

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Nine years after the publication of Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life, one of the pioneering books in Astrobiology, this second edition revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. Recent analyses of Antarctic micrometeorites and ancient rocks in Australia and South Africa, the continuing progress in discovering complex organic macromolecules in comets, protostars and interstellar clouds, new insights into organic synthesis in comets, and numerical simulations of comet impacts on the Earth and other members of the solar system yield a spectacular wealth of new results.

This second edition is thus actually a new book. As the first edition it is intended as a comprehensive review of current research, accessible to graduate students and others new to the field. Each chapter was prepared by experts to give an overview of an aspect of the field, and carefully revised by the editors for uniformity in style and presentation.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life

    J. OrĂ³, A. Lazcano, P. Ehrenfreund

    Pages 1-28

  • Interstellar and Cometary Dust in Relation to the Origin of Life

    F.R. Krueger, J. Kissel

    Pages 325-339

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life
Editors
  • Paul J. Thomas
  • Roland D. Hicks
  • Christopher F. Chyba
  • Christopher P. McKay
Series Title
Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-33088-2
DOI
10.1007/10903490
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-33086-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06963-5
Series ISSN
1610-8957
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 346
Additional Information
Originally published as a monograph
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