Rare Earth - Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe 1st  Edition
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    Rare Earth - Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe 1st Edition (English, Hardcover, Ward Peter D. Brownlee Donald)

    Rare Earth - Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe 1st Edition  (English, Hardcover, Ward Peter D. Brownlee Donald)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Springer-verlag
    • ISBN: 9780387987019, 0387987010
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2000
    • Pages: 336
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    What is the possibility of complex life existing beyond our planet? What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet? How frequent is life in the Universe? In this exciting new book, distinguished paleontologist Peter D. Ward and noted astronomer Donald Brownlee team up to give us a fascinating synthesis of what's now known about the rise of life on Earth and how it sheds light on possibilities for organic life forms elsewhere in the Universe. Life, Ward and Brownlee assert, is paradoxically both very common and almost nowhere. The conditions that foster the beginnings of life in our galaxy are plentiful. But contrary to the usual assumption that if alien life exists, it's bound to be intelligent, the authors contend that the kind of complex life we find on Earth is unlikely to exist anywhere else; indeed it is probably unique to our planet. With broad expertise and wonderful descriptive imagery, the authors give us a compelling argument, a splendid introduction to the emerging field of astrobiology, and a lively discussion of the remarkable findings that are being generated by new research.

    We learn not only about the extraordinary creatures living in conditions once though inimical to life and the latest evidence of early life on Earth, but also about the discoveries of extrasolar planets, the parts Jupiter and the Moon have played in our survival, and even the crucial role of continental drift in our existence. Insightful, well-written, and at the cutting edge of modern scientific investigation, Rare Earth should interest anyone who wants to know about life elsewhere and gain a fresh perspective on life at home which, if the authors are right, is even more precious than we may ever have imagined.

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      • 2000
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      • Ward Peter D. Brownlee Donald
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