|Author||: Paul J. Thomas|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Total Pages||: 296|
|ISBN 10||: 9781475726886|
|ISBN 13||: 1475726880|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
A look at the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life, particularly in light of recent investigations of Halleys comet, new insights into organic synthesis in meteorites and comets, and new results of numerical simulations of cometary orbits and impacts on Earth. This is a comprehensive review of current research, accessible to graduate students and others new to the field. Each chapter was prepared by an expert in the field, and carefully revised by the editors for uniformity in style and presentation.