The Resource From fossils to astrobiology : records of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures, edited by Joseph Seckbach and Maud Walsh

From fossils to astrobiology : records of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures, edited by Joseph Seckbach and Maud Walsh

Label
From fossils to astrobiology : records of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures
Title
From fossils to astrobiology
Title remainder
records of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joseph Seckbach and Maud Walsh
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Fossils to Astrobiology reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the rapidly-developing field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. Many traditional areas of scientific study, including astronomy, chemistry and planetary science, contribute to Astrobiology, but the study of the record of life on planet Earth is critical in guiding investigations in the rest of the cosmos. In this varied book, expert scientists from 15 countries present peer-reviewed, stimulating reviews of paleontological and astrobiological studies. The overviews of established and emerging techniques for studying modern and ancient microorganisms on Earth and beyond, will be valuable guides to evaluating biosignatures which could be found in the extraterrestrial surface or subsurface within the Solar System and beyond. This volume also provides discussion on the controversial reports of "nanobacteria" in the Martian meteorite ALH84001. It is a unique volume among Astrobiology monographs in focusing on fossil evidence from the geological record and will be valuable to students and researchers alike."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
576.839
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.F76 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology
Series volume
12
Label
From fossils to astrobiology : records of life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures, edited by Joseph Seckbach and Maud Walsh
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
Geology -- Biology -- Space Sciences
Control code
ocn304518848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 546 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402088377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-1-4020-8836-0
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24050076
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)304518848
  • pebcs1402088361

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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