Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction (英語) ハードカバー – 2011/7/26
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Informed by new planetary discoveries and the findings from recent robotic missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, scientists are rapidly replacing centuries of speculation about potential extraterrestrial habitats with real knowledge about the possibility of life outside our own biosphere--if it exists, and where. This second edition of Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross's widely acclaimed text incorporates the latest research in astrobiology to bring readers the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and engaging introduction to the field available.
Plaxco and Gross expand their examination of the origin of chemical elements, the developments that made the Universe habitable, and how life continues to be sustained. They discuss in great detail the formation of the first galaxies and stars, the diverse chemistry of the primordial planet, the origins of metabolism, the evolution of complex organisms, and the feedback regulation of Earth's climate. They also explore life in extreme habitats, potential extraterrestrial habitats, and the current status of the search for extraterrestrial life.
Weaving together the relevant threads of astronomy, geology, chemistry, biophysics, and microbiology, this broadly accessible introductory text captures the excitement, controversy, and progress of the dynamic young field of astrobiology. New to this edition is a glossary of terms and an epilogue recapping the key unanswered questions, making Astrobiology an ideal primer for students and, indeed, for anyone curious about life and the Universe.
Tantalises the imagination and leaves you wanting to know more.--David Reneke "Australasian Science Magazine "
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This introductory text is exciting reading, a page turner for those with even a mild interest in astrobiology. There is nothing in the content out of range for anyone willing to think a little about the material. No science or math degrees required. Yet, the text may very well send the unsuspecting reader in search of the next level of learning.
The Kindle price was reasonable.
I know physics better than chemistry; but admittedly this subject is necessarily a chemistry heavy topic. However, I felt that there was a bit too much chemistry in it. Too many long explanations about bonds, molecules, etc.
Still, the first third and last third are great.
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