The Resource Astrobiology : The Quest for the Conditions of Life, edited by Gerda Horneck, Christa Baumstark-Khan, (electronic resource)

Astrobiology : The Quest for the Conditions of Life, edited by Gerda Horneck, Christa Baumstark-Khan, (electronic resource)

Label
Astrobiology : The Quest for the Conditions of Life
Title
Astrobiology
Title remainder
The Quest for the Conditions of Life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerda Horneck, Christa Baumstark-Khan
Contributor
Editor
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How did life originate in the universe? How did it all start after the creation of matter and the formation of elements in the stars? What are the pathways from the first organic molecules in space to the evolution of complex life forms on Earth and perhaps elsewhere? And how will it all end? The Universe itself sets the stage for the very interdisciplinary field of astrobiology that attempts to answer such questions, the central one being: What is the (cosmic) recipe for life? Currently there are only very few known elements in this vast mosaic. This book bridges a gap in the literature by bringing together leading specialists from different backgrounds who lecture on their fields, with close relevance to astrobiology, providing tutorial accounts that lead all the way to the forefront of research. The book will thus be useful for students, lecturers and reseachers alike
Dewey number
576.839
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Language note
English
LC call number
QH327-328
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Horneck, Gerda.
  • Baumstark-Khan, Christa.
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  • Astrobiology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry, Organic
  • Astrobiology
  • Biogeosciences
  • Ecosystems
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Organic Chemistry
Label
Astrobiology : The Quest for the Conditions of Life, edited by Gerda Horneck, Christa Baumstark-Khan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With 133 Figures Including 39 Color Figures."
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
I Organic Material in Space and Habitable Zones -- 1 From Molecular Clouds to the Origin of Life -- 2 The Diversity of Extrasolar Planets Around Solar-Type Stars -- 3 Habitable Zones in Extrasolar Planetary Systems -- 4 Viable Transfer of Microorganisms in the Solar System and Beyond -- II Water and Life -- 5 Water, the Spring of Life -- 6 Geomorphological Record of Water-Related Erosion on Mars -- 7 Europa’s Crust and Ocean: How Tides Create a Potentially Habitable Physical Setting -- 8 Permafrost Model of Extraterrestrial Habitat -- 9 Microbial Life in Terrestrial Permafrost: Methanogenesis and Nitrification in Gelisols as Potentials for Exobiological Processes -- 10 Life in Cold Lakes -- 11 Hyperthermophilic Microorganisms -- 12 Halophilic Microorganisms -- III Electromagnetic Fields, Radiation and Life -- 13 Martian Atmospheric Evolution: Implications of an Ancient Intrinsic Magnetic Field -- 14 The Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Earth and Mars: Past and Present -- 15 Ultraviolet Radiation in Planetary Atmospheres and Biological Implications -- 16 Environmental UV Radiation: Biological Strategies for Protection and Avoidance -- 17 Life under Conditions of Ionizing Radiation -- IV Gravity and Life -- 18 Graviperception and Graviresponse at the Cellular Level -- 19 Gravistimulated Effects in Plants -- 20 Gravitational Zoology: How Animals Use and Cope with Gravity -- V Complexity and Life -- 21 Scaling Phenomena and the Emergence of Complexity in Astrobiology -- 22 Molecular Self-Assembly and the Origin of Life -- 23 Search for Morphological and Biogeochemical Vestiges of Fossil Life in Extraterrestrial Settings: Utility of Terrestrial Evidence -- VI Forthcoming Space Missions Relevant for Astrobiology -- 24 Space Activities in Exo-Astrobiology -- List of Contributors
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2002.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 411 p. 39 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642593819
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-59381-9
Quality assurance targets
absent
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remote
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Label
Astrobiology : The Quest for the Conditions of Life, edited by Gerda Horneck, Christa Baumstark-Khan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"With 133 Figures Including 39 Color Figures."
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
I Organic Material in Space and Habitable Zones -- 1 From Molecular Clouds to the Origin of Life -- 2 The Diversity of Extrasolar Planets Around Solar-Type Stars -- 3 Habitable Zones in Extrasolar Planetary Systems -- 4 Viable Transfer of Microorganisms in the Solar System and Beyond -- II Water and Life -- 5 Water, the Spring of Life -- 6 Geomorphological Record of Water-Related Erosion on Mars -- 7 Europa’s Crust and Ocean: How Tides Create a Potentially Habitable Physical Setting -- 8 Permafrost Model of Extraterrestrial Habitat -- 9 Microbial Life in Terrestrial Permafrost: Methanogenesis and Nitrification in Gelisols as Potentials for Exobiological Processes -- 10 Life in Cold Lakes -- 11 Hyperthermophilic Microorganisms -- 12 Halophilic Microorganisms -- III Electromagnetic Fields, Radiation and Life -- 13 Martian Atmospheric Evolution: Implications of an Ancient Intrinsic Magnetic Field -- 14 The Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Earth and Mars: Past and Present -- 15 Ultraviolet Radiation in Planetary Atmospheres and Biological Implications -- 16 Environmental UV Radiation: Biological Strategies for Protection and Avoidance -- 17 Life under Conditions of Ionizing Radiation -- IV Gravity and Life -- 18 Graviperception and Graviresponse at the Cellular Level -- 19 Gravistimulated Effects in Plants -- 20 Gravitational Zoology: How Animals Use and Cope with Gravity -- V Complexity and Life -- 21 Scaling Phenomena and the Emergence of Complexity in Astrobiology -- 22 Molecular Self-Assembly and the Origin of Life -- 23 Search for Morphological and Biogeochemical Vestiges of Fossil Life in Extraterrestrial Settings: Utility of Terrestrial Evidence -- VI Forthcoming Space Missions Relevant for Astrobiology -- 24 Space Activities in Exo-Astrobiology -- List of Contributors
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2002.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 411 p. 39 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642593819
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-59381-9
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000104688
  • (SSID)ssj0001240253
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11724365
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001240253
  • (PQKBWorkID)11225478
  • (PQKB)11707812
  • (DE-He213)978-3-642-59381-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3093868
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000104688

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