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The Prospects for Habitable Worlds

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the prevalence of habitable worlds where life might begin its evolutionary journey. Research in the last two decades suggests that planets around stars other than the sun may ... More


One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Karel Schrijver

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Illustrated with breathtaking images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of distant exoplanets come together to aid ... More


Return to the World

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents an image of Europe after six years of war—a mass of destroyed cities, displaced populations, and ruined industry. Immediately following the joy of peace came the realization of ... More


Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More


Extraterrestrial Gaias

Siegfried Franck, Werner von Bloh, Christine Bounama, and Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0029
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter presents an integrated Earth system model that can be applied to calculate the habitable zone (HZ) around any main-sequence central star. The HZ is defined as the region within which an ... More


Cosmic Archaeology

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

in From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the process of how the solar system had to take form from the near nothingness of interstellar space. Scientists pondering the history of the solar system are much like ... More


The housing squeeze

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the following: the scale and nature of the housing shortage; housing adjustment theory; housing stress, shocks, and triggers; the choice between moving and improving; household ... More


The Daily Planet

David Wilkinson

in Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680207
eISBN:
9780191760167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The recent history of observation of extra-solar planets is explored, from early results in the mid-1990s to the most recent work of Kepler and HARPS. The different methods of radial velocity, ... More


The Origin of Elements

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The origin of elements lies deep within the stars around us: over time, nuclear fusion in the cores of stars transforms hydrogen and helium into progressively heavier elements. All elements in our ... More


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