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Life and Its Future

Authors: Adams, Josephine, Engel, Jürgen

  • Introduction to a complex area of research for general readers
  • Deals with origin and evolution of life
  • Written by experts in the field
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-59075-8
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About this book

This book is aimed at those who wish to understand more about the molecular basis of life and how life on earth may change in coming centuries. Readers of this book will gain knowledge of how life began on Earth, the natural processes that have led to the great diversity of biological organisms that exist today, recent research into the possibility of life on other planets, and how the future of life on earth faces unprecedented pressures from human-made activities. Readers will obtain a perspective on the potential risks of chemical or nuclear warfare, and the ever-increasing risks from human activities that are causing pollution and climate change with global heating. Readers will also learn about ongoing research efforts to generate “designer lifeforms” through synthetic biology and applications of artificial intelligence. The book makes an integrated, up-to-date, overview of topics often considered as separate fields. It should be valuable to students, teachers, and people who are concerned about the future of life.


Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59075-8
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $79.99
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  • Due: July 4, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59074-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life and Its Future
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59075-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59075-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-59074-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 176
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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