Habitability of the Universe before Earth

Habitability of the Universe before Earth: Astrobiology: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond (series) examines the times and places—before life existed on Earth—that might have provided suitable environments for life to occur, addressing the question: Is life on Earth de novo, or derived from previous life? The universe changed considerably during the vast epoch between the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and the first evidence of life on Earth 4.3 billion years ago, providing significant time and space to contemplate where, when and under what circumstances life might have arisen. No other book covers this cosmic time period from the point of view of its potential for life. The series covers a broad range of topics encompassing laboratory and field research into the origins and evolution of life on Earth, life in extreme environments and the search for habitable environments in our solar system and beyond, including exoplanets, exomoons and astronomical biosignatures. Provides multiple hypotheses on the origin of life and distribution of living organisms in space Explores the diversity of physical environments that may support the origin and evolution of life Integrates contemporary views in biology and cosmology, and provides reasons that life is far more mobile in space than most people expect Includes access to a companion web site featuring supplementary information such as animated computer simulations

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • ISBN : 0128119411
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Habitability of the Universe before Earth

Habitability of the Universe before Earth
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 11 December 2017
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Habitability of the Universe before Earth: Astrobiology: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond (series) examines the times and places—before life existed on Earth—that might have provided suitable environments for life to occur, addressing the question: Is life on Earth de novo, or derived from previous life? The universe changed considerably during the vast epoch between the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and the first evidence of life on Earth 4.3 billion years ago, providing significant time and space to

The Human Cosmos

The Human Cosmos
  • Author : Jo Marchant
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 September 2020
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A Best Book of 2020 NPR A Best Book of 2020 The Economist A Top Ten Best Science Book of 2020 Smithsonian A Best Science & Technology Book of 2020 Library Journal A Must-Read Book to Escape the Chaos of 2020 Newsweek Starred review Booklist Starred review Publishers Weekly An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles

Handbook of Astrobiology

Handbook of Astrobiology
  • Author : Vera M. Kolb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 07 December 2018
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Choice Recommended Title, August 2019 Read an exclusive interview with Professor Vera Kolb here. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth. This exciting and significant field of research also investigates the potential existence and search for extra-terrestrial life in the Solar System and beyond. This is the first handbook in this burgeoning and interdisciplinary field. Edited by Vera Kolb, a highly respected astrobiologist, this comprehensive resource captures the history and current state of

Planet Formation and Panspermia

Planet Formation and Panspermia
  • Author : Branislav Vukotic,Joseph Seckbach,Richard Gordon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 27 September 2021
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An in-depth view of the panspermia hypothesis examined against the latest knowledge of planetary formation and related processes. Panspermia is the concept that life can be passively transported through space on various bodies and seed, habitable planets and moons, which we are beginning to learn may exist in large numbers. It is an old idea, but not popular with those who prefer that life on Earth started on Earth, an alternative, also unproven hypothesis. This book updates the concept of

Life in the Universe

Life in the Universe
  • Author : Dirk Schulze-Makuch,Louis N. Irwin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 19 November 2018
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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. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks

The Routledge Companion to Big History

The Routledge Companion to Big History
  • Author : Craig Benjamin,Esther Quaedackers,David Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 August 2019
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The Routledge Companion to Big History guides readers though the variety of themes and concepts that structure contemporary scholarship in the field of big history. The volume is divided into five parts, each representing current and evolving areas of interest to the community, including big history’s relationship to science, social science, the humanities, and the future, as well as teaching big history and ‘little big histories’. Considering an ever-expanding range of theoretical, pedagogical and research topics, the book addresses

Astrobiology and Humanism

Astrobiology and Humanism
  • Author : Julian Chela-Flores
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 13 June 2019
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This book reviews the horizons and frontiers of humanism as they interact with the science of life in the universe, now generally known as “astrobiology”. As one of the most important conversations of our time, the existence of life itself raises deep questions that are meaningful to both astrobiology and humanism. The text discusses current disagreements in this intercultural dialogue, which are shown to be solely due to the widespread delusion that the horizons and frontiers of science can be

Embryogenesis Explained

Embryogenesis Explained
  • Author : Natalie K Gordon retired,Richard Gordon
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 15 September 2016
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The greatest mystery of life is how a single fertilized egg develops into a fully functioning, sometimes conscious multicellular organism. Embryogenesis Explained offers a new theory of how embryos build themselves, and combines simple physics with the most recent biochemical and genetic breakthroughs, based on the authors' prediction and then discovery of differentiation waves. They explain their ideas in a form accessible to the lay person and a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers. The diverse subjects of development, genetics

Origins of Life

Origins of Life
  • Author : Vlado Valkovic
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 November 2021
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The primary purpose of this book is to prepare the ground for coordinated efforts aiming to answer the question: where and when life originated. The appearance of life involves three successive stages: i) the formation of chemical elements and their combination to simple molecules, which is the concern of physicists; ii) the evolution of organized complexity in biomolecules and their reactions, which falls within the field of chemistry; iii) the onset of Darwinian evolution after the appearance of the first

Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments

Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 May 2019
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Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments, Second Edition examines ecosystems at the most extreme habitats and their interaction with the environment, providing a key element in our understanding of the role and function of microorganisms in nature. The book highlights current topics in the field, such as biodiversity and the structure of microbial communities in extreme environments, the effects of extreme environmental conditions on microbial ecosystems, and ecological and evolutionary interactions in extreme environments, among other topics. It will be a

Diatoms

Diatoms
  • Author : Joseph Seckbach,Richard Gordon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 01 July 2019
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The aim of this new book series (Diatoms: Biology and Applications) is to provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on diatom biology and applications. The first book of the series, Diatoms Fundamentals & Applications, is wide ranging, starting with the contributions of amateurs and the beauty of diatoms, to details of how their shells are made, how they bend light to their advantage and ours, and major aspects of their biochemistry (photosynthesis and iron metabolism). The book then delves

Sample Return Missions

Sample Return Missions
  • Author : Andrea Longobardo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 May 2021
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Sample Return Missions: The Last Frontier of Solar System Exploration examines the discoveries and results obtained from sample return missions of the past, present, and future. It analyses the results in the context of the current state of knowledge and their relation to the formation and evolution of planetary bodies, as well as to the available technologies and techniques. It provides detailed descriptions of experimental procedures applied to returned samples. Beginning with an overview of previous missions, Sample Return Missions

Diatom Gliding Motility

Diatom Gliding Motility
  • Author : Stanley A. Cohn,Kalina M. Manoylov,Richard Gordon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 September 2021
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The book will cover a broad range of work describing our current state of understanding on the topic, including: historic knowledge and misconceptions of motility; evolution of diatom motility; diatom ecology & physiology; cell biology and biochemistry of diatom motility, anatomy of motile diatoms; observations of diatom motile behavior; diatom competitive ability, unique forms of diatom motility as found in the genus Eunotia; and Models of Motility. This volume is the first book attempting to gather such information surrounding diatom motility

The Smallest Lights in the Universe

The Smallest Lights in the Universe
  • Author : Sara Seager
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 18 August 2020
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Canadian MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her unexpected discovery of new love. Sara Seager has made it her life's work to peer into the spaces around stars--looking for exoplanets outside our solar system, hoping to find the one-in-a-billion world enough like ours to sustain life. But with the unexpected death of her husband, her life became

Extremophile as Astrobiological Models

Extremophile as Astrobiological Models
  • Author : Joseph Seckbach,Helga Stan-Lotter
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 January 2021
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The data in this book are new or updated, and will serve also as Origin of Life and evolutionary studies. Endospores of bacteria have a long history of use as model organisms in astrobiology, including survival in extreme environments and interplanetary transfer of life. Numerous other bacteria as well as archaea, lichens, fungi, algae and tiny animals (tardigrades, or water bears) are now being investigated for their tolerance to extreme conditions in simulated or real space environments. Experimental results from