Young Sun, early earth and the origins of life : lessons for astrobiology

M. Gargaud ... [et al.] ; translated by Storm Dunlop

- How did the Sun come into existence? - How was the Earth formed? - How long has Earth been the way it is now, with its combination of oceans and continents? - How do you define "life"? - How did the first life forms emerge? - What conditions made it possible for living things to evolve? All these questions are answered in this colourful textbook addressing undergraduate students in "Origins of Life" courses and the scientifically interested public. The authors take the reader on an amazing voyage through time, beginning five thousand million years ago in a cloud of interstellar dust and ending five hundred million years ago, when the living world that we see today was finally formed. A chapter on exoplanets provides an overview of the search for planets outside the solar system, especially for habitable ones. The appendix closes the book with a glossary, a bibliography of further readings and a summary of the Origins of the Earth and life in fourteen boxes.

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  • Formation of the Sun and the planets.- Formation and Early Childhood of the Earth.- Water, Continents and Organic Matter.- Intermezzo: Gestation of Life and its First Steps.- Late Bombardment.- Messages from the Most Ancient Terrestrial Rocks.- Diversification of Life on Planet Earth.- Exoplanets and habitability of planets.- Epilogue.- Classification of Rocks.

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書名 Young Sun, early earth and the origins of life : lessons for astrobiology
著作者等 Dunlop, Storm
Montmerle, Thierry
Gargaud Muriel
Lopez-Garcia Purificacion
López-García P.
Martin Herve
Martin Hervé
Pascal R.
Pascal Robert
Gargaud M.
書名別名 Le soleil, la terre ... la vie : la quête des origines
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2012
版表示 2012
ページ数 xii, 299 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9783642225512
NCID BB12029689
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 ドイツ