Handbook of Astrobiology

1st Edition

Vera M. Kolb

CRC Press
Published January 8, 2019
Reference - 846 Pages - 50 Color & 450 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138065123 - CAT# K33392

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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 the field. Rich in information and easy to use, it assumes basic knowledge and provides answers to questions from practitioners and specialists in the field, as well as providing key references for further study.


  • Fills an important gap in the market, providing a comprehensive overview of the field
  • Edited by an authority in the subject, with chapters written by experts in the many diverse areas that comprise astrobiology
  • Contains in-depth and broad coverage of an exciting field that will only grow in importance in the decades ahead