Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach provides a full course in astrobiology with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The book presents astrobiology both as a developing science and as the science of the future.The origins of life and the possibility of life elsewhere continues to be a subject of scientific and philosophical examination. The
Astrobiology: An Overview. Origin of Elements and Formation of Solar System, Planets, and Exoplanets. Astrobiology Education and Public Outreach. Analysis of Extraterrestrial Organic Matter in Murchison Meteorite: A Progress Report. Prebiotic Synthesis of Biochemical Compounds: An Overview. Biochemical Pathways as Evidence for Prebiotic Syntheses. Roles of Silicon in Life on Earth and Elsewhere. Fossil Records for Early Life on Earth. Prebiotic Chemistry: In Water and in the Solid State. Encapsulation of Organic Materials in Protocells. Role of Phosphorus in Prebiotic Chemistry. Cold and Dry Limits of Life. Microorganisms in Space. Search for Life on Mars: An Astrogeological Approach. Elusive Definition of Life: A Survey of Main Ideas. Language and Communication as Universal Requirements for Life. Transition from Abiotic to Biotic: Is There an Algorithm for It? Extraterrestrial Life: What Are We Looking For? Evolutionary Approach to Viruses in Astrobiology. Virolution Can Help Us Understand the Origin of Life. Can Virolution Help Us Understand Recent Human Evolution?