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Title Life on earth and other planetary bodies / edited by Arnold Hanslmeier, Stephan Kempe and Joseph Seckbach.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012.

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Series Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 24
Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 24.
Subject Exobiology.
Life (Biology)
Life on other planets.
Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Astronomical Objects.
Astronomical Phenomena.
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Biological Phenomena.
Physical Phenomena.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Phenomena and Processes.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Extraterrestrial Environment.
Alt Name Hanslmeier, Arnold.
Kempe, Stephan.
Seckbach, J. (Joseph)
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Pathways to life on Earth and other planetary bodies / Joseph Seckbach -- Introduction / Giora Shaviv -- Halophiles, Continental Evaporites and the Search for Biosignatures in Environmental Analogues for Mars / Roberto Barbieri, Nunzia Stivaletta -- Vesicular Basalts as a Niche for Microbial Life / Barbara Cavalazzi, Frances Westall -- SETI: Assessing Imaginative Proposals / Stephen P. Cook -- Molecules Between the Stars / Nick Cox -- Prokaryotic Communities Below Planetary Surfaces and Their Involvement in the Nitrogen Cycle / Friedrich W. Gerbl, Gerhard W. Weidler -- Extrasolar Planets / Eike W. Guenther -- "Life Without Water": The Sleeping Chironomid and Other Anhydrobiotic Invertebrates and Their Utilization in Astrobiology / Oleg Gusev, Takashi Okuda -- Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophes / Arnold Hanslmeier -- Glaciopanspermia: Seeding the Terrestrial Planets with Life? / Joop M. Houtkooper -- Chemical Evolution in Primeval Seas / Kamaluddin -- Terrestrial Analogues for Early Planetary Oceans: NIUAFO'OU CALDERA LAKES (Tonga) and Their Geology, Water Chemistry, and Stromatolites / Stephan Kempe, Jozef Kazmierczak.
Comparison of Environment Types with Liquid Water on Mars / Akos Kereszturi -- Criteria of Possible Habitability of Earthlike Exoplanets / Leonid V. Ksanfomality -- Origin of the Genetic Code and Abiotic Synthesis of Organic Compounds / Zita Martins -- Dynamical Aspects for the Earth's Habitability / Elke Pilat-Lohinger -- A Dynamic Scheme to Assess Habitability of Exoplanets / Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Abel Mendez -- Astrobiology of Titan / Michae Simakov -- The Likelihood of Halophilic Life in the Universe / Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan -- Production of Dormant Stages and Stress Resistance of Polar Cyanobacteria / Daria Tashyreva, Josef Elster -- Can the Evolution of Multicellularity Be Anticipated in the Exploration of the Solar System? / Harold P. de Vladar, Julian Chela-Flores -- Antarctica as Model for the Possible Emergence of Life on Europa / Suman Dudeja, Aranya B. Bhattacherjee -- The Likelihood of Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life / Rob Hengeveld -- The Astrobiological Potential of Polar Dunes on Mars / Akos Kereszturi, Szaniszlo Berczi -- Life in Earth's Lava Caves: Implications for Life Detection on Other Planets / Diana E. Northup, Jennifer J.M. Hathaway -- Life in the Saturnian Neighborhood / Athena Coustenis, Francois Raulin.
Summary A trio of editors [Professors from Austria, Germany and Israel] present "Life on Earth and Other Planetary Bodies". The contributors are from twenty various countries and present their research on life here as well as the possibility for extraterrestrial life. This volume covers concepts such as life's origin, hypothesis of Panspermia and of life possibility in the Cosmos. The topic of extraterrestrial life is currently 'hot, and the object of several congresses and conferences. While the diversity of "normal" biota is well known, life on the edge of the extremophiles is more limited.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note English.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed Nov. 13, 2012).
ISBN 9789400749665 (electronic bk.)
940074966X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-007-4966-5
OCLC # 817799583