May 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 112 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367191948 - CAT# K417496
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This book provides an introduction to the exciting search for extra-terrestrial life and an overview of the current status of research into ‘alien’ life in the Solar System and beyond. It also explores the potential future human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Up-to-date with the latest developments in the field and accompanied by key references for further study, it is a fantastic introduction to the field of astrobiology for non-science majors taking an elective module, in addition to undergraduates studying physics with an interest in this area.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Cosmological Process leading to life on Earth.
Chapter 3. Events in the Milky Way and Solar System.
Chapter 4. Main Characteristics of Living Organisms.
Chapter 5. Water and Life.
Chapter 6. Human Outposts on the Moon and Mars.
Chapter 7. Comets, Asteroids, Meteorites .
Chapter 8. The Cometary Mission ROSETTA.
Chapter 9. Planets of Nearby Stars.
Chapter 10. Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, SETI.
Chapter 11. Conclusions.