An Introduction to Astrobiology

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



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.

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