Life as We Do Not Know It
The NASA Search for (and Synthesis Of) Alien LifeBook - 2005
Peter Ward is a distinguished professor, scientist, and author whose earlier book Rare Earth, with its dim view of the possibilities of complex life beyond our planet, created a rift in the science community so controversial he was featured on the front page of The New York Times. With Life as We Do Not Know It, Ward again challenges our notions of extraterrestrial life with a significantly revised look at life in the universe and a novel hypothesis about the origins of life on Earth.
A principal investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, which funds a program to study ?life as we do not know it??investigating the possibility of life on other planets or, more controversial, creating non-DNA life in the laboratory?Peter Ward presents the latest data on the range of life that are scientifically possible on Earth and beyond. Authoritative and eye opening, Life as We Do Not Know It is sure to provoke wonder and heated debate among both professional researchers and lay readers alike.
Baker & Taylor
A revealing exploration of the latest NASA research into the possibility of extraterrestrial life also poses a hypothesis about the origins of life on Earth, examining the controversial idea of creating non-DNA life in a laboratory as well as the scientific possibilities of the range of life throughout the universe. By the author of Gorgon. 35,000 first prinitng.
Explores research into extraterrestrial life and hypothesizes about the origins of life on Earth, examining the idea of creating non-DNA life in a laboratory as well as the scientific possibilities of life throughout the universe.