Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe

Download Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe written by Charles S. Cockell in PDF format. This book is under the category Astronomy and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 1118913329/9781118913321. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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Charles S. Cockell


Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition




472 pages









Book Description

Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that asks profound scientific questions. How did life originate on the Earth? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? How has life persisted on the Earth for over three billion years? What is the future of life on Earth?

Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe (PDF) is an introductory textbook which explores the formation of the elements for life in the Universe; the structure of living things; the biological and geological history of the Earth and the habitability of other planets in our own Solar System and beyond. The ebook is designed to convey some of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology that cut across a diversity of traditional fields including biology; chemistry; physics; geosciences; and of course; astronomy. It can be used to complement existing courses in these fields or as a stand-alone textbook for astrobiology courses.

Ideal For: Undergraduates studying for degrees in earth or life sciences; astronomy; physics or related disciplines; as well as anyone with an interest in grasping some of the major concepts and ideas in astrobiology.


Cockell’s Astrobiology is a high-level but entirely approachable textbook that will likely be used in many universities.” — Astrobiology Journal (vol 15; 2016)

A very useful resource for new students of astrobiology; regardless of your background or ‘their home’ discipline.” — Lewis Dartnell; The Astrobiology Society of Britain


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