The Resource Life in the universe : expectations and constraints, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis N. Irwin, (electronic resource)

Life in the universe : expectations and constraints, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis N. Irwin, (electronic resource)

Label
Life in the universe : expectations and constraints
Title
Life in the universe
Title remainder
expectations and constraints
Statement of responsibility
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis N. Irwin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Energy, chemistry, solvents, and habitats -- the basic elements of living systems define the opportunities and limitations for life on other worlds. This study examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. It also considers, however, exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as basic chemical element, solar energy as a main energy source, or water as primary solvent. Finally the question of detecting bio- and geosignature of such life forms is discussed, ranging from Earth environments to deep space. While speculative considerations in this emerging field of science cannot be avoided, the authors have tried to present their study with the breadth and seriousness that a scientific approach to this issue requires. They seek an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter and avoid scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers
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HNK
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1964-
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Schulze-Makuch, Dirk
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH341
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Irwin, Louis N
Series statement
Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics,
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  • Life (Biology)
  • Life on other planets
  • Planets
  • Life (Biology)
  • Life on other planets
  • Planets
Label
Life in the universe : expectations and constraints, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis N. Irwin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b80156
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Publication
Note
Title from title page of source document
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Definition of life -- Lessons from the history of life -- Energy sources and life -- Building blocks of life -- Life and the need for a solvent -- Habitats of life -- Ideas of exotic forms of life -- Signatures of life and the question of detection
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540324539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696281380
  • (OCoLC)ocn696281380
Label
Life in the universe : expectations and constraints, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis N. Irwin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b80156
Publication
Note
Title from title page of source document
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Definition of life -- Lessons from the history of life -- Energy sources and life -- Building blocks of life -- Life and the need for a solvent -- Habitats of life -- Ideas of exotic forms of life -- Signatures of life and the question of detection
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540324539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696281380
  • (OCoLC)ocn696281380

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