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Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach

Vera M. Kolb
August 22, 2014

Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach provides a full course in astrobiology with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The book presents astrobiology both as a developing science and as the science of the future. The origins of life and the possibility of life elsewhere continues to be a...

Astrobiology: An Introduction

Alan Longstaff
November 24, 2014

Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary pursuit that in various guises encompasses astronomy, chemistry, planetary and Earth sciences, and biology. It relies on mathematical, statistical, and computer modeling for theory, and space science, engineering, and computing to implement observational and...

Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiology

J. Tze-Fei Wong
May 01, 2009

With the accelerating pace of genomic analysis and space exploration, the field of prebiotic evolution and astrobiology is poised for a century of unprecedented advances ahead, and there is a need for textbooks for students. The authors of this book, aware of the difficulty of covering the...

An Introduction to High-Pressure Science and Technology

Jose Manuel Recio, Jose Manuel Menendez, Alberto Otero de la Roza
October 22, 2015

An Introduction to High-Pressure Science and Technology provides you with an understanding of the connections between the different areas involved in the multidisciplinary science of high pressure. The book reflects the deep interdisciplinary nature of the field and its close relationship with...

Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems

Bonnie Steves, Martin Hendry, Andrew C. Cameron
December 07, 2010

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a main sequence star in 1995, nearly 500 planets have been detected, with this number expected to increase dramatically as new ground-based planetary searches begin to report their results. Emerging techniques offer the tantalizing possibility of...

Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments

Asim K. Bej, Jackie Aislabie, Ronald M. Atlas
December 23, 2009

Pollution has accompanied polar exploration since Captain John Davis’ arrival on the Antarctic continent in 1821 and has become an unavoidable consequence of oil spills in our polar regions. Fortunately, many of the organisms indigenous to Polar ecosystems have the ability to degrade pollutants. It...

Green Organic Chemistry and its Interdisciplinary Applications

Vera M. Kolb
May 18, 2016

Green Organic Chemistry and Its Interdisciplinary Applications covers key developments in green chemistry and demonstrates to students that the developments were most often the result of innovative thinking. Using a set of selected experiments, all of which have been performed in the laboratory...

Geomicrobiology

S. K. Jain, A. A. Khan, M. K. Rai
April 14, 2010

Geomicrobiology is a combination of geology and microbiology, and includes the study of interaction of microorganisms with their environment, such as in sedimentary rocks. This is a new and rapidly-developing field that has led in the past decade to a radically-revised view of the diversity and...

Renewable Energy, Second Edition: A First Course

Forthcoming

Robert Ehrlich, Harold A. Geller
October 26, 2017

This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The coverage extends from the basic physics to conservation...

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

Michael J. Way, Jeffrey D. Scargle, Kamal M. Ali, Ashok N. Srivastava
November 16, 2016

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy documents numerous successful collaborations among computer scientists, statisticians, and astronomers who illustrate the application of state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining techniques in astronomy. Due to the massive amount...

Stress Biology of Cyanobacteria: Molecular Mechanisms to Cellular Responses

Forthcoming

Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Amar Nath Rai, Brett A Neilan
October 31, 2017

A significant component of many different ecosystems, cyanobacteria occupy almost every niche of the earth, including fresh and salt waters, rice fields, hot springs, arid deserts, and polar regions. Cyanobacteria, along with algae, produce nearly half the global oxygen, making assessment of their...