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Scharf, Caleb A., 1968-
Extrasolar planets and astrobiology / Caleb A. Scharf
Sausalito, Calif. : University Science Books, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QB820 .S28 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Extrasolar planets
Life on other planets
Space biology
Physical Description xvii, 470 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction, background, and preview -- Proto-stellar collapse and star formation -- Planet formation -- Extrasolar planets -- Life : a brief history, and its boundaries -- Planetary radiation, comparative planetology, biosignatures, and Daisyworld -- Cosmochemistry, dust, and prebiotic molecules -- Comets, meteorites, and proto-planetary disk structure -- Habitable zones -- Alternate habitable zones and beyond

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