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e-books in Astrobiology category

Book cover: Searching for Life Across Space and TimeSearching for Life Across Space and Time
- The National Academies Press ,
The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of disciplines. This book explores the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, and techniques for detecting life.
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Book cover: From Chaos to Consciousness: A Brief History of the UniverseFrom Chaos to Consciousness: A Brief History of the Universe
by - Bookboon ,
A textbook intended for a one-semester course in Astronomy. After introductory chapters on the history of astronomy, it is narrowly focused on material directly and chronologically related to the eventual rise of conscious beings in the universe.
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Book cover: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar CommunicationArchaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication
by - NASA ,
Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.
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Book cover: Man's Place in the UniverseMan's Place in the Universe
by - Chapman and Hall ,
Contents: early ideas; modern ideas; the new astronomy; the distribution of the stars; distances of stars - the sun's motion; unity and the evolution of the star-system; are the stars infinite?; our relation to the Milky Way; and more.
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Book cover: The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent LifeThe Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life
by - arXiv ,
We will touch on such issues as the logical necessity of the laws of nature; objectivity, invariance and symmetry; theoretical physics and possible universes; entropy in cosmology; cosmic inflation and initial conditions; galaxy formation; etc.
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Book cover: Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic ContextCosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
by - NASA ,
Integrating concepts from philosophical, anthropological, and astrobiological disciplines, the book begins to explore the interdisciplinary questions of cosmic evolution. Authors have diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more.
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Book cover: Are We Alone?Are We Alone?
by - The Atlantic Monthly ,
Scanning the universe to see if we have company has fallen out of favor among many scientists, but the true believers who continue to search raise diverting questions -- why planets form where they do, and how life began, and where we might end up.
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Book cover: The Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical EvolutionThe Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical Evolution
by - arXiv ,
The GHZ is that region in the Milky Way where an Earth-like planet can retain liquid water on its surface and provide a long-term habitat for animal-like aerobic life. In this paper we examine the dependence of the GHZ on Galactic chemical evolution.
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Book cover: The Astrobiology Primer: An Outline of General KnowledgeThe Astrobiology Primer: An Outline of General Knowledge
by - arXiv ,
Astrobiology aims to understand the fundamental nature of life on earth and the possibility of life elsewhere. This text has been created as a reference tool for those who are interested in this interdisciplinary field of astrobiology.
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Book cover: Habitable Planets for ManHabitable Planets for Man
by - RAND Corporation ,
The book examines and estimates the probabilities of finding planets habitable to man and where they might be found. The author presents in detail the characteristics of a planet that can provide an acceptable environment for humankind.
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