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Title Planetary systems and the origin of life / Ralph Pudritz, Paul Higgs, Jonathon Stone.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations.
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Physical Medium polychrome
Series Cambridge astrobiology
Cambridge astrobiology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Observations of extrasolar planetary systems / Shay Zucker -- Atmospheres of extrasolar planets / L. Jeremy Richardson, Sara Seager -- Terrestrial planet formation / Edward W. Thommes -- From protoplanetary disks to prebiotic amino acids and the origin of the genetic code / Paul G. Higgs, Ralph E. Pudritz -- Emergent phenomena in biology: the origin of cellular life / David Deamer -- Extremophiles: defining the envelope for the search for life in the universe / Lynn Rothschild -- Hyperthermophilic life on Earth -- and on Mars? / Karl O. Stetter -- Phylogenomics: how far back in the past can we go? / Henner Brinkmann, Denis Baurain, Hervé Philippe -- Horizontal gene transfer, gene histories, and the root of the tree of life / Olga Zhaxybayeva, J. Peter Gogarten -- Evolutionary innovation versus ecological incumbency / Adolf Seilacher -- Gradual origin for the metazoans / Alexandra Pontefract, Jonathon Stone -- Search for life on Mars / Chris P. McKay -- Life in the dark dune spots of Mars: a testable hypothesis / Eörs Szathmáry [and others] -- Titan: a new astrobiological vision from the Cassini-Huygens data / François Raulin -- Europa, the ocean moon: tides, permeable ice, and life / Richard Greenberg.
Summary Interdisciplinary overview of astrobiology for students and researchers in astrophysics, planetary science, geosciences, biochemistry, and biology.
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Subject Exobiology.
Life -- Origin.
Life -- Origin.
Habitable planets.
Habitable planets.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Pudritz, Ralph E.
Higgs, Paul G.
Stone, J. R. (Jonathon Richard), 1966-
Other Form: Print version: Planetary systems and the origin of life. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521875486 052187548X (DLC) 2008271016 (OCoLC)144228599
ISBN 9780511367885 (electronic book)
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9780511536120 (ebook)
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0511367295 (electronic book)
9780511367298 (electronic book)
9780521875486 (hardback)
052187548X (hardback)