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Astrochemistry: from astronomy to astrobiology.

Astrochemistry: from astronomy to astrobiology.
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Dewey Class 523.02
Title Astrochemistry : from astronomy to astrobiology. (M) / Andrew M. Shaw
Author Shaw, Andrew M.
Edition statement Reprinted with corrections, October 2007
Publication Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons , 2007
Physical Details xi, 339 pages, [8] p. of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780470091371
Note 1st ed. published in 2006
Summary Note 'Astrochemistry' is a basic introduction to the chemistry and physics of atmospheres other than Earth's. Starting with an introduction to the chemical universe, this text covers stellar, meteorite, comet and planetary chemistry, before covering prebioticchemistry and life in the solar system.The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets. Astrochemistry: from Astronomy to Astrobiology provides a clear and concise introduction to this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary subject. Starting with the Molecular Universe, the text covers the formation of the elements, simple models of stars and their classification. It then moves on to draw on the theme of the Origins of Life to study interstellar chemistry, meteorite and comet chemistry as well as the chemistry of planets. Prebiotic chemistry and astrobiology are explored by examining the extremes of the biosphere on Earth, seeing how this may be applied to life in other solar systems. Astrochemsitry assumes a basic familiarity with principles of physical and organic chemistry but no prior knowledge of biology or astrophysics. This innovative text incorporates results from the latest research and ground and space missions, with key images enhanced by a colour plate section. * includes latest research and results from ground and space missions * colour plate section * summary of concepts and calculations at the end of each chapter * accompanying website This book will be an ideal text for an undergraduate course in Astrochemistry and an essential tool for postgraduates entering the field.Review: "I read the book for enjoyment, and I am sure others will do this as well, but it can stand on its own for a course in astrochemistry or pre-biotic chemistry..." (Journal of Chemical Education, February 2007):
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