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The Resource Life in space : astrobiology for everyone, Lucas John Mix, (electronic resource)

Life in space : astrobiology for everyone, Lucas John Mix, (electronic resource)

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Life in space : astrobiology for everyone
Title
Life in space
Title remainder
astrobiology for everyone
Statement of responsibility
Lucas John Mix
Title variation
Astrobiology for everyone : life in space
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book shows how the emerging field of astrobiology investigates the nature of life in space. How did life begin? How common is it? Where do we fit in? These are the important questions that astrobiology seeks to answer. A truly interdisciplinary endeavor, astrobiology looks at the evidence of astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, and a host of other fields. A grand narrative emerges, beginning from the smallest, most common particles yet producing amazing complexity and order. Author Mix explores how the presence of planets around other stars affects our knowledge of our own; how water, carbon, and electrons interact to form life as we know it; and how the processes of evolution and entropy act upon every living thing. He also reveals that our understanding and our context are deeply intertwined, showing how much astrobiology can tell us about who we are--as a planet, as a species, and as individuals.--From publisher description
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Mix, Lucas John
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Exobiology
Label
Life in space : astrobiology for everyone, Lucas John Mix, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-325) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Caught up in life -- Living science -- Defining life -- A well-behaved universe -- Well-behaved observers? -- Life in the cosmos -- Life among the stars -- The planetary phenomenon -- The inner solar system -- The outer solar system -- Extrasolar planets -- Life and time -- Making cells from scratch -- Building biospheres -- Molecules -- Metabolism -- The tree of life -- Exceptions -- Intelligence -- The story of life
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ocn648759734
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054288
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648759734
Label
Life in space : astrobiology for everyone, Lucas John Mix, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-325) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Caught up in life -- Living science -- Defining life -- A well-behaved universe -- Well-behaved observers? -- Life in the cosmos -- Life among the stars -- The planetary phenomenon -- The inner solar system -- The outer solar system -- Extrasolar planets -- Life and time -- Making cells from scratch -- Building biospheres -- Molecules -- Metabolism -- The tree of life -- Exceptions -- Intelligence -- The story of life
Control code
ocn648759734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054288
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648759734

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