Fundamentals of Space Biology: Research on Cells, Animals, and Plants in Space

Hardcover | July 12, 2006

EditorGilles Clément, K. Slenzka

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This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to support human space exploration and the advantages of space as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.

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This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to su...

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This book is intended as an overview at the undergraduate or early university level and describes the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Past, current, and future research on the effects of gravity--or its absence--and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented i...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:July 12, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387331131

ISBN - 13:9780387331133

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Table of Contents

Introduction to space biology.- Animals and plants in space. Facilities for gravitational biology cell biology.- Animal development in microgravity.- Plant development in microgravity.- Radiation biology.- Biotechnology in space.- Index.