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The Resource Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets, edited by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh, Philippe Lognonné, François Raulin, David J. Marais, Oleg Korablev, (electronic book)

Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets, edited by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh, Philippe Lognonné, François Raulin, David J. Marais, Oleg Korablev, (electronic book)

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Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets
Title
Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets
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edited by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh, Philippe Lognonné, François Raulin, David J. Marais, Oleg Korablev
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eng
Summary
Given the fundamental importance of and universal interest in whether extraterrestrial life has developed or could eventually develop in our solar system and beyond, it is vital that an examination of planetary habitability goes beyond simple assumptions such as, "Where there is water, there is life." This book has resulted from a workshop at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland (5-9 September 2005) that brought together planetary geologists, geophysicists, atmospheric scientists, and biologists to discuss the multi-faceted problem of how the habitability of a planet co-evolves with the geology of the surface and interior, the atmosphere, and the magnetosphere. Each of the six chapters has been written by authors with a range of expertise so that each chapter is itself multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, and accessible to scientists in all disciplines. These chapters delve into what life needs to exist and ultimately to thrive, the early environments of the young terrestrial planets, the role of volatiles in habitability, currently habitable (but possibly not inhabited) geologic environments, the connection between a planet's inner workings and the habitability of its surface, and the effects on planetary atmospheres of solar evolution and the presence or absence of a magnetosphere. This book serves as a useful reference for those who plan missions that will hunt for biomarkers (especially on Mars), for biologists and geoscientists who seek a broader view of the story, and for researchers and upper level students interested in an in-depth review of the geologic evolution of terrestrial planets, from their cores to their magnetospheres, and how that evolution shapes the habitability of the planetary surface
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Fishbaugh, Kathryn E
Dewey number
559.92
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0
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB603.G46
LC item number
G46 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Korablev, Oleg
  • Lognonné, Philippe
  • Marais, David J
  • Raulin, F
Series statement
Space Sciences Series of ISSI,
Series volume
24
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  • Exobiology
  • Astrophysics
  • Physics
  • Planetary science
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets, edited by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh, Philippe Lognonné, François Raulin, David J. Marais, Oleg Korablev, (electronic book)
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9780387742885
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Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets, edited by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh, Philippe Lognonné, François Raulin, David J. Marais, Oleg Korablev, (electronic book)
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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SPR228150923
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unknown
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1 online resource (volumes)
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multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9780387742885
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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absent
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access
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remote

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