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Frontiers of Astrobiology

by Chris Impey

Frontiers of Astrobiology Synopsis

Astrobiology is an exciting interdisciplinary field that seeks to answer one of the most important and profound questions: are we alone? In this volume, leading international experts explore the frontiers of astrobiology, investigating the latest research questions that will fascinate a wide interdisciplinary audience at all levels. What is the earliest evidence for life on Earth? Where are the most likely sites for life in the Solar System? Could life have evolved elsewhere in the Galaxy? What are the best strategies for detecting intelligent extraterrestrial life? How many habitable or Earth-like exoplanets are there? Progress in astrobiology over the past decade has been rapid and, with evidence accumulating that Mars once hosted standing bodies of liquid water, the discovery of over 500 exoplanets and new insights into how life began on Earth, the scientific search for our origins and place in the cosmos continues.

Frontiers of Astrobiology Press Reviews

'The breadth of topics is likely the book's most distinctive feature, so it does give readers a good overview of the field ... Recommended.' C. Palma, Choice This book is not merely a review of past and present astrobiological and cosmological endeavours, but a critical discourse of various key scientific publications, theories and methodologies....This volume provides an excellent survey of and discourse on astrobiological concepts... this biologist with her limited cosmology understanding found the book enlightening. - Laura Kelly, INRA, France, Astrobiology Society of Britain Newsletter, April 2013 The breadth of topics is likely the book's most distinctive feature, so it does give readers a good overview of the field...Recommended. - C. Palma, Pennsylvania State University, CHOICE, August 2013

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107006416
Publication date: 15th November 2012
Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 331 pages
Categories: Astronomy, space & time, Biology, life sciences,

About Chris Impey

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing and the evolution and structure of galaxies. He is a past Vice President of the American Astronomical Society, a Fellow of the AAAS and has been NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and the Carnegie Council on Teaching's Arizona Professor of the Year. Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. His research interests center broadly ...

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