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Life in the Solar System and Beyond

Popular Science

By: Barrie W Jones

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #149429 | ISBN: 1852331011
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About this book

A broad introduction to the subject, addressing important topics such as, what is life?, the origins of life and where to look for extraterrestrial life.


Contents

Author?s Preface.- Acknowledgements.- List of Tables.- List of Colour Plates.- The Cosmos.- Life on Earth.- The Evolution and Origin of Life on Earth.- Where to Look for Life Elsewhere in the Solar System.- Life on Mars?- Life on Europa?- The Fate of Life in the Solar System.- Potential Habitats Beyond the Solar System.- Searching for Planets: Direct Methods.- Searching for Planets: Indirect Methods.- Exoplanetary Systems.- How to Find Life on Exoplanets.- Extraterrestrial Intelligence.- Glossary.- Answers to Questions.- Resources.- Illustration Credits.- Index.

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