The Resource Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life : philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives, edited by Constance M. Bertka

Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life : philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives, edited by Constance M. Bertka

Label
Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life : philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives
Title
Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life
Title remainder
philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Constance M. Bertka
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Where did we come from? Are we alone? Where are we going? These are the questions that define the field of astrobiology. New discoveries about life on Earth, the increasing numbers of extrasolar planets being identified, and the technologies being developed to locate and characterize Earth-like planets around other stars are continually challenging our views of nature and our connection to the rest of the universe. In this book, philosophers, historians, ethicists, and theologians provide the perspectives of their fields on the research and discoveries of astrobiology. A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers, the book provides an introduction to astrobiology, and explores subjects such as the implications of current origin of life research, the possible discovery of extraterrestrial microbial life, and the possibility of altering the environment of Mars. - An introduction to astrobiology exploring the origin of life, the extent of life, and the possibility of life on Mars - Provides philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives on astrobiology - No prior knowledge of the subject is needed as each chapter has been written to be understood by readers new to the field"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.E97 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge astrobiology
Series volume
4
Label
Exploring the origin, extent, and future of life : philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives, edited by Constance M. Bertka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Astrobiology in a societal context / Constance M. Bertka -- Emergence and the experimental pursuit of the origin of life / Robert M. Hazen -- From Aristotle to Darwin, to Freeman Dyson : changing definitions of life viewed in a historical context / James E. Strick -- Philosophical aspects of the origin-of-life problem : the emergence of life and the nature of science / Iris Fry -- The origin of terrestrial life : a Christian perspective / Ernan McMullin -- The alpha and the omega : reflections on the origin and future of life from the perspective of Christian theology and ethics / Celia Deane-Drummond -- A biologist's guide to the solar system / Lynn J. Rothschild -- The quest for habitable worlds and life beyond the solar system / Carl B. Pilcher and Jack J. Lissauer -- A historical perspective on the extent and search for life / Steven J. Dick -- The search for extraterrestrial life : epistemology, ethics, and worldviews / Mark Lupisella -- The implications of discovering extraterrestrial life : different searches, different issues / Margaret S. Race -- God, evolution, and astrobiology / Cynthia S.W. Crysdale -- Planetary ecosynthesis on Mars : restoration ecology and environmental ethics / Christopher P. McKay -- The trouble with intrinsic value : an ethical primer for astrobiology / Kelly C. Smith -- God's preferential option for life : a Christian perspective on astrobiology / Richard O. Randolph -- Comparing stories about the origin, extent, and future of life : an Asian religious perspective / Francisca Cho
Control code
ocn667036801
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511632563
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3359630x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667036801
  • pebcs0511632568

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