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The Physical constraints on extraterrestrial life

Grady, Monica (2003). The Physical constraints on extraterrestrial life. In: Rothschild, Lynn and Lister, Adrian eds. The Evolution of Planet Earth: impact of the physical environment. Elsevier, pp. 371–389.

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Abstract

About the book: Driving evolution forward, the Earth's physical environment has challenged the very survival of organisms and ecosystems throughout the ages. With a fresh new perspective, Evolution on Planet Earth shows how these physical realities and hurdles shaped the primary phases of life on the planet. The book's thorough coverage also includes chapters on more proximate factors and paleoenvironmental events that influenced the diversity of life. A team of notable ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and paleontologists join forces to describe drifting continents, extinction events, and climate change -- important topics that continue to shape Earth's inhabitants to this very day. In a world where global change has become an international issue, this book provides a several billion-year evolutionary perspective on what the environment and environmental change means to life.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-12-598655-6, 978-0-12-598655-7
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 5000
Depositing User: Users 6044 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5000
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