The Resource Europa--the ocean moon : search for an alien biosphere, Richard Greenberg

Europa--the ocean moon : search for an alien biosphere, Richard Greenberg

Label
Europa--the ocean moon : search for an alien biosphere
Title
Europa--the ocean moon
Title remainder
search for an alien biosphere
Statement of responsibility
Richard Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Europa - The Ocean Moon tells the story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter's moon, Europa. It provides a detailed description of the physical processes, including the dominating tidal forces, that operate on Europa, and includes a comprehensive tour of Europa using images taken by Galileo's camera." "The book then reviews and evaluates the interpretive work carried out to date, providing a philosophical discussion of the scientific process of analysing results and the pitfalls that accompany it. This discussion is integrated into an hypothesis of what Europa is like, with an examination of the astrobiological constraints on this possible biosphere, and implications for future research, exploration, and planetary biological protection."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
523.9/85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB404
LC item number
.G67 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences
Label
Europa--the ocean moon : search for an alien biosphere, Richard Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-373) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering Europa -- Water World -- Touring the surface -- Politics and intellect: Converting images into ideas and knowledge -- Tides -- Tides and resonance -- Tides and rotation -- Tides and stress -- Tidal heating -- Tides and orbital evolution -- Understanding Europa -- Global cracking and non-synchronous rotation -- Building ridges -- Dilation of cracks -- Strike-slip -- Return to Astypalaea -- Cycloids -- Rotation revisited -- Chaos -- Crust convergence -- The scars of impact -- Pits and uplifts -- Life on Earth and Europa -- The bandwagon -- The biosphere -- The exploration to come
Control code
ocn209859841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280305108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-3-540-22450-1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24058877
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)209859841
  • sks128030510X

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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