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  1. Preparatory 1 item
    1. Please review your notes on the following modules:

      • NS1011: Origins of Science
      • NS1012: Introduction to Biochemistry and Chemistry
      • NS1014: Solar and Planetary Science

  2. Essential 31 items
    1. An introduction to astrobiology - Gilmour, Iain, Sephton, Mark A., Conway, Andrew, Open University 2004

      Book Essential

    2. Alternative to An Introduction to Astrobiology 1 item
      1. Astrobiology: a brief introduction - Plaxco, Kevin W., Gross, Michael 2011

        Book Essential

    3. Understanding earth - Grotzinger, John P., Jordan, Thomas H. 2010

      Book Essential

    4. Physics for scientists and engineers: with modern physics - Tipler, Paul A., Mosca, Gene P. 2008

      Book Essential

    5. Biology - Reece, Jane B., Campbell, Neil A. 2011

      Book Essential

    6. Alternatives to Campbell Biology 2 items
      1. Biology - Brooker, Robert J. 2010

        Book Essential

      2. Biology - Raven, Peter H., Johnson, George B., Mason, Kenneth A., Losos, Jonathan B. 2014 [i.e. 2013]

        Book Essential

    7. Evolution - Barton, Nicholas H. 2007

      Book Essential

    8. Chemistry³: introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry - Burrows, Andrew 2009

      Book Essential

    9. Alternatives to Chemistry3 4 items
      1. Chemistry: the central science - Brown, Theodore L. 2012 [i.e. 2011]

        Book Essential

      2. Chemical principles - Zumdahl, Steven S. 2009

        Book Essential

      3. Chemistry: principles, patterns, and applications - Averill, Bruce, Eldredge, Patricia 2007

        Book Essential

      4. Chemistry: an introduction to organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - Housecroft, Catherine E., Constable, Edwin C. 2010

        Book Essential

    10. An introduction to modern astrophysics - Carroll, Bradley W., Ostlie, Dale A. 2007

      Book Essential

    11. Universe - Freedman, Roger A., Geller, Robert M., Kaufmann, William J. 2011

      Book Essential

    12. Detection of Planetary Transits Across a Sun-like Star - David Charbonneau, Timothy M. Brown, David W. Latham, Michel Mayor 2000-1-20

      Article Essential

    13. Biological evidence against the panspermia theory - Massimo Di Giulio 10/2010

      Article Essential

    14. Direct evidence of the feedback between climate and weathering - Sigurdur R. Gislason, Eric H. Oelkers, Eydis S. Eiriksdottir, Marin I. Kardjilov 2009-1

      Article 

    15. Habitable Zones around Main Sequence Stars - J Kasting 1993-1

      Article Essential

    16. Introduction: Timescales for the Formation of Terrestrial Planets - Reinald Kallenbach, Willy Benz, Günter Lugmair

      Chapter Essential

    17. Gas Disks to Gas Giants: Simulating the Birth of Planetary Systems - E. W. Thommes, S. Matsumura, F. A. Rasio 08/08/2008

      Article Essential

    18. ORIGIN OF LIFE ON EARTH - Alonso Ricardo 01/09/2009

      Article Essential

    19. Extremophiles: from abyssal to terrestrial ecosystems and possibly beyond - Francesco Canganella, Juergen Wiegel 2011-4

      Article Essential

    20. Non-terrestrial origin of life: a transformative research paradigm shift - N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, J. T. Trevors 2013-6

      Article Essential

    21. The Evolution of Organelles

      Audio-visual document Essential

  3. Recommended 8 items
    1. Biochemistry - Berg, Jeremy M., Tymoczko, John L., Stryer, Lubert 2011

      Book Essential

    2. Alternatives to Biochemistry 2 items
      1. Lehninger principles of biochemistry - Nelson, David L., Cox, Michael M., Lehninger, Albert L. 2013

        Book Essential

      2. Harper's illustrated biochemistry - Murray, Robert K., Harper, Harold A. 2009

        Book Essential

    3. Knowledge : how to rebuild our world from scratch - Lewis Dartnell 2014

      Book Essential

    4. Opinion: RNA regulation: a new genetics? - John S. Mattick 2004-4

      Article Essential

    5. Planetary Magnetic Fields and Solar Forcing: Implications for Atmospheric Evolution - Rickard Lundin, Helmut Lammer, Ignasi Ribas 2007-8-17

      Article Essential

    6. Opinion: RNA regulation: a new genetics? - John S. Mattick 2004-4

      Article Essential

  4. Further 21 items
    1. Giant Planet Formation by Gravitational Instability - A. P. Boss 1997-6-20

      Article Background

    2. Gravitational microlensing by double stars and planetary systems - Shunde Mao, Bohdan Paczynski 06/1991

      Article Background

    3. A Jupiter-mass companion to a solar-type star - Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz 23/11/1995

      Article Background

    4. A ground-based near-infrared emission spectrum of the exoplanet HD 189733b - Mark R. Swain, Pieter Deroo, Caitlin A. Griffith, Giovanna Tinetti 2010-2-4

      Article Background

    5. Habitable zones and UV habitable zones around host stars - Jianpo Guo, Fenghui Zhang, Xianfei Zhang, Zhanwen Han 2010-1

      Article Background

    6. Microbial growth at hyperaccelerations up to 403,627 x g - S. Deguchi, H. Shimoshige, M. Tsudome, S.-a. Mukai 10/05/2011

      Article Background

    7. The following texts are not listed in your workshop pre-reading but you may find them to be useful background reading

    8. Planets and life: the emerging science of astrobiology - Sullivan, Woodruff Turner, Baross, John A. 2007

      Book Background

    9. At home in the universe: the search for laws of complexity - Kauffman, Stuart A. 1996

      Book Background

    10. The origins of order: self-organization and selection in evolution - Kauffman, Stuart A. 1993

      Book Background

    11. Life ascending: the ten great inventions of evolution - Lane, Nick 2009

      Book Background

    12. Astrobiology: a multidisciplinary approach - Lunine, Jonathan Irving 2005

      Book Background

    13. Small regulatory RNAs in mammals - J. S. Mattick 15/04/2005

      Article Background

    14. Non-coding RNAs: hope or hype? - Alexander Hüttenhofer, Peter Schattner, Norbert Polacek 2005-5

      Article Background

    15. A negative feedback mechanism for the long-term stabilization of Earth's surface temperature - James C. G. Walker, P. B. Hays, J. F. Kasting 1981

      Article Background

    16. Long-term stability of global erosion rates and weathering during late-Cenozoic cooling - Jane K. Willenbring, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg 2010-5-13

      Article Background

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