Encyclopedia of Astrobiology by Muriel Gargaud
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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
By Muriel Gargaud

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Format: Hardback

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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology by Muriel Gargaud

Book Description

The interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology constitutes a joint arena where provocative discoveries are coalescing concerning, e.g. the prevalence of exoplanets, the diversity and hardiness of life, and its increasingly likely chances for its emergence. Biologists, astrophysicists, biochemists, geoscientists, and space scientists share this exciting mission of revealing the origin and commonality of life in the Universe. The members of the different disciplines are used to their own terminology and technical language. In the interdisciplinary environment many terms either have redundant meanings or are completely unfamiliar to members of other disciplines. "The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology" serves as the key to a common understanding. Each new or experienced researcher and graduate student in adjacent fields of astrobiology will appreciate this reference work in the quest to understand the big picture. The carefully selected group of active researchers contributing to this work and the expert field editors intend for their contributions, from an internationally comprehensive perspective, to accelerate the interdisciplinary advance of astrobiology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783642112713
ISBN-10: 3642112714
Classification: Biology, life sciences , Astronomy, space & time
Format: Hardback (260mm x 193mm x 114mm)
Pages: 1897
Imprint: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publish Date: 26-May-2011
Country of Publication: Germany

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