Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets by Kathryn E. FishbaughGeology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets by Kathryn E. Fishbaugh

Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets

EditorKathryn E. Fishbaugh, Phillipe LognonnéIntroduction byK.E. Fishbaugh

Hardcover | November 28, 2007

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Given the universal interest in whether extraterrestrial life has developed or could eventually develop, it is vital that an examination of planetary habitability go beyond simple assumptions. This book has resulted from a workshop at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) which brought together experts 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.
Title:Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial PlanetsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:November 28, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387742875

ISBN - 13:9780387742878


Table of Contents

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Habitability.- Fundamental Requirements for Life.- Emergence of a Habitable Planet.- Creating Habitable Zones At All Scales, From Planets to Muds, on Earth and on Mars.- Conversation on the Habitability of Worlds: The Importance of Volatiles.- Water, Life, and Planetary Geodynamical Evolution.- Introduction to Chapter 6.- Chapter 6, Part 1: A Comparative Study of the Influence of the Active Young Sun on the Early Atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and Venus.- Chapter 6, Part 2: Planetary Magentic Fields and Solar Forcing: Implications for Atmospheric Evolution.- Chapter 6, Part 3: Planetary Magnetic Dynamo Effect on Atmospheric Protection of Early Earth and Mars.- EpilogueThe Origins of Life in the Solar System and Future Exploration.