Extraterrestrial Life and How to Find It

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Two top astronomers (and best selling authors) take a cutting edge look at how life develops, evolves, and might exist in outer space. “What makes this book different is its up-to-the-minute coverage of recent research and discoveries, its use of many photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA space probes, and a nice sampling of extraterrestrial vistas as imagined by space artists. A good, not overly technical introduction to the subject.”—Booklist. Illustrated with breathtaking photos and state-of-the-art graphics.

Two top astronomers (and bestselling authors) take a cutting-edge look at how life itself develops, survives, evolves, becomes intelligent, and where it might exist in outer space. Illustrated with breathtaking photos and state-of-the-art graphics, this thrilling story reveals a newfound understanding of the conditions that fostered life on Earth; how stars and planets are formed; the specific qualities of the Sun and planets in our solar system; and the techniques required to observe phenomena outside our system. The fascinating advances in technology and information revealed here could enable us to locate extraterrestrials within the next 20 years!

Publisher: London : Seven Dials, 2002
ISBN: 9781841881935
Branch Call Number: 523.1 Goodwin 2002
Characteristics: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gribbin, John 1946-


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