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Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics

Lectures in Astrobiology

Volume II

Editors: Gargaud, Muriel, Martin, Hervé, Claeys, Philippe (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

Based on material delivered at several summer schools, this book is the first comprehensive textbook at the graduate level encompassing all aspects associated with the emerging field of astrobiology.

Volume II gathers another set of extensive lectures covering topics so diverse as the formation and the distribution of elements in the Universe, the concept of habitability from both the planetologists' and the biologists' point of view and artificial life. The contributions are held together by the common goal to understand better the origin of life, its evolution and possible existence outside the Earth's realm.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Stellar Nucleosynthesis

    Prantzos, Nikos

    Pages 1-43

  • Formation of the Solar System: a Chronology Based on Meteorites

    Chaussidon, Marc

    Pages 45-74

  • The Formation of Crust and Mantle of the Rocky Planets and the Mineral Environment of the Origin of Life

    Albarède, Francis

    Pages 75-102

  • Water and Climates on Mars

    Forget, François

    Pages 103-122

  • Planetary Atmospheres: From Solar System Planets to Exoplanets

    Encrenaz, Thérèse

    Pages 123-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lectures in Astrobiology
Book Subtitle
Volume II
Editors
  • Muriel Gargaud
  • Hervé Martin
  • Philippe Claeys
Series Title
Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-33693-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-33693-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-33692-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07025-9
Series ISSN
1610-8957
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 669
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