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The Resource The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe, Chris Impey

The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe, Chris Impey

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The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe
Title
The living cosmos
Title remainder
our search for life in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Chris Impey
Title variation
living cosmos
Title variation remainder
humankinds search for life in the universe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Astrobiology, the study of life in space, is one of today's fastest growing fields of science. In this accessible and elegantly reasoned book, scholar and researcher Impey explores the foundations of this rapidly developing discipline, where it's going, and what it's likely to find. If Earth is not the only planet, it is so far the only living one that we know of. Impey reveals the incredible proliferation and variety of life on Earth, paying special tribute to some of its hardiest life forms, extremophiles, a dizzying array of microscopic organisms that can survive extreme heat and cold, live deep within rocks, or thrive in pure acid. From there, Impey investigates the potential for life beyond our own world, providing portraits of the individuals who have devoted their lives to the search.--From publisher description
Summary
An expert in the field of astrobiology challenges current assumptions about our existence in the universe while addressing questions concerning the nature of life and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the future of our planet, and future trends of discovery
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211314
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DLC
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Impey, Chris
Dewey number
576.839
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
  • Life
Target audience
adult
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humankind's search for life in the universe
Label
The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe, Chris Impey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-362) and index
Contents
Unfinished revolution -- Life's origins -- Extreme life -- Shaping evolution -- Living in the Solar System -- Distant worlds -- Are we alone? -- Credits -- Notes -- Reading list -- Media resources -- Index
Control code
000047596179
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Updated paperback ed.
Extent
xvi, 393 p.
Isbn
9780521173841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe, Chris Impey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-362) and index
Contents
Unfinished revolution -- Life's origins -- Extreme life -- Shaping evolution -- Living in the Solar System -- Distant worlds -- Are we alone? -- Credits -- Notes -- Reading list -- Media resources -- Index
Control code
000047596179
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Updated paperback ed.
Extent
xvi, 393 p.
Isbn
9780521173841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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