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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology


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2nd Edition

Hrsg. v. Muriel Gargaud, Ricardo Amils, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Henderson James Cleaves, William M. Irvine, Daniele Pinti, Daniel Rouan, Tilman Spohn, Stéphane Tirard und Michel Viso

Online, Print + Online

Print: 2015, 3 Bände, 2.550 Seiten, gebunden

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Springer Nature

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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978-3-662-44185-5 (Online)

978-3-662-44186-2 (Print + Online)

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The interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology constitutes a joint arena where provocative discoveries are coalescing concerning, e.g. the prevalence of exoplanets, the diversity and hardiness of life, and its increasingly likely chances for its emergence. Biologists, astrophysicists, biochemists, geoscientists and space scientists share this exciting mission of revealing the origin and commonality of life in the Universe. The members of the different disciplines are used to their own terminology and technical language. In the interdisciplinary environment many terms either have redundant meanings or are completely unfamiliar to members of other disciplines.

The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology serves as the key to a common understanding. Each new or experienced researcher and graduate student in adjacent fields of astrobiology will appreciate this reference work in the quest to understand the big picture. The carefully selected group of active researchers contributing to this work and the expert field editors intend for their contributions, from an internationally comprehensive perspective, to accelerate the interdisciplinary advance of astrobiology.

This new edition offers ~300 new entries. Many entries were expanded or supplemented by figures supporting the understanding of the text. Especially in the field of astrochemistry there is a huge body of new results that have been taken into account in this new edition. The synonyms and keywords have been carefully revisited. Many were added, redundant ones deleted.

About this book

  • This second edition adds about 300 new entries, which in particular gives better coverage of new results in the field of astrochemistry
  • The second edition includes more graphical support material to guide the reader towards a better understanding of the text
  • The new edition further improves the synonyms and keywords with updates and deletion of redundancies
  • Serves as the key to understanding technical terms from the different areas of astrobiology: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geosciences and space sciences
  • Assembles and organizes the key citations to the literature for this nascent but high-profile field

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