Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life [E-Book] / edited by Paul J. Thomas, Christopher F. Chyba, Christopher P. McKay.
Chyba, Christopher F., (editor)
McKay, Christopher P., (editor) / Thomas, Paul J., (editor)
New York, NY : Springer, 1997
XIII, 296 p. 15 illus. online resource.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Comets and the Origin of Life
  • 1 Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life
  • 2 The Origin of the Atmosphere and of the Oceans
  • 3 Organic Chemistry in Comets From Remote and In Situ Observations
  • 4 Polymers and Other Macromolecules in Comets
  • 5 Numerical Models of Comet and Asteroid Impacts
  • 6 Comets as a Source of Prebiotic Organic Molecules for the Early Earth
  • 7 Impacts and the Early Evolution of Life
  • 8 Cometary Impacts on the Biosphere
  • 9 The Contemporary Hazard of Cometary Impacts
  • 10 26Al and Liquid Water Environments in Comets
  • 11 Life in Comets
  • 12 Comets and Space Missions.