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The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life (Hardback)

Milan M. Cirkovic

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012
ISBN 10: 0521197759 / ISBN 13: 9780521197755
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Titre : The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Astrobiology is an expanding, interdisciplinary field investigating the origin, evolution and future of life in the universe. Tackling many of the foundational debates of the subject, from discussions of cosmological evolution to detailed reviews of common concepts such as the Rare Earth hypothesis, this volume is the first systematic survey of the philosophical aspects and conundrums in the study of cosmic life. The author s exploration of the increasing number of cross-over problems highlights the relationship between astrobiology and cosmology and presents some of the challenges of multidisciplinary study. Modern physical theories dealing with the multiverse add a further dimension to the debate. With a selection of beautifully presented illustrations and a strong emphasis on constructing a unified methodology across disciplines, this book will appeal to graduate students and specialists who seek to rectify the fragmented nature of current astrobiological endeavour, as well as curious astrophysicists, biologists and SETI enthusiasts. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9780521197755

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Synopsis : Astrobiology is an expanding, interdisciplinary field investigating the origin, evolution and future of life in the universe. Tackling many of the foundational debates of the subject, from discussions of cosmological evolution to detailed reviews of common concepts such as the 'Rare Earth' hypothesis, this volume is the first systematic survey of the philosophical aspects and conundrums in the study of cosmic life. The author's exploration of the increasing number of cross-over problems highlights the relationship between astrobiology and cosmology and presents some of the challenges of multidisciplinary study. Modern physical theories dealing with the multiverse add a further dimension to the debate. With a selection of beautifully presented illustrations and a strong emphasis on constructing a unified methodology across disciplines, this book will appeal to graduate students and specialists who seek to rectify the fragmented nature of current astrobiological endeavour, as well as curious astrophysicists, biologists and SETI enthusiasts.

Description du livre: Tackling many foundational debates in astrobiology, this volume links seemingly disjointed results in astrobiology, cosmology and fundamental physics, stressing the importance of a unified approach across disciplines. This systematic survey of the philosophy behind the science is an ideal introduction to the debate for specialists and advanced students.

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