Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology

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Winner of the 2011 Chambliss Prize for Astronomical Writing from The American Astronomical Society!

This book offers an advanced introduction to the increasingly robust fields of extrasolar planets and astrobiology. No other text currently available applies this level of mathematics and physics, while also providing an extensive grounding in key issues of chemistry, biology, and geophysics. With extensive references to the literature and chapter-ending exercises, this book can be used as the core text for teaching undergraduate or introductory graduate level courses. The text will also provide astrobiologists with an indispensable "User's Manual" when quick reference to key mathematical and physical techniques is needed. A continually updated online component, fully cross referenced with the text, is also available. Foreword by Geoff Marcy.

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Caleb Scharf was born and educated in England. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Durham University, and his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge. Following postdoctoral work in X-ray astronomy and observational cosmology at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland, he has been a research scientist at Columbia University, New York. He is currently Director of the multidisciplinary Columbia Astrobiology Center. His research interests include the study of exoplanets, exomoons, and the nature of environments suitable for life.

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Scharf's coverage of exoplanets is quite wonderful and will be very valuable for classes. I enjoyed reading this presentation. --Geoff Marcy, University of California, Berkeley

I like this book very much. The writing style is clear and engaging and it provides more physics than most texts on astrobiology. --Debra Fischer, San Francisco State University

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