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An Introduction to Astrobiology

Gilmour, Iain and Sephton, Mark eds. (2004). An Introduction to Astrobiology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.2277/0521546214
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Abstract

A textbook designed for introductory university courses in astrobiology. It provides a detailed examination of how life may have arisen on Earth and looks at fossil evidence of early life. The evidence for possible life on Mars is reviewed in detail and the potential for life on Europa and Titan is also examined. The possibility of life in exoplanetary systems is considered and the book concludes with a discussion of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-521-54621-4, 978-0-521-54621-8
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 8126
Depositing User: Iain Gilmour
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8126
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