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The Resource Cosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds, Louis Neal Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Cosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds, Louis Neal Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Label
Cosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds
Title
Cosmic biology
Title remainder
how life could evolve on other worlds
Statement of responsibility
Louis Neal Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is very unlikely that little green humanoids are living on Mars. But what are the possible life forms that might exist in our Solar System and how might they have evolved? This ... book on the possibilities for alien life addresses the intrinsic interest that we have about life on other worlds -- reinforcing some of our assumptions and reshaping others. It introduces new possibilities that will enlarge our understanding of the issue overall, in particular the enormous range of environments and planetary conditions within which life might evolve. ... discusses a broad range of possible environments where alien life might have evolved; explains why carbon-based, water-borne life is more likely than its alternatives, but is not the only possibility; applies the principles of planetary science and modern biology to evolutionary scenarios on other worlds; looks at the future fates of living systems, including those on the Earth."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Irwin, Louis N
Dewey number
576.839
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.I78 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schulze-Makuch, Dirk
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
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  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
  • Life
  • Habitable planets
Label
Cosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds, Louis Neal Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223096337325
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 337 p.
Isbn
9781441916464
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010925410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 502034079
  • (OCoLC)502034079
Label
Cosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds, Louis Neal Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Publication
Bar code
31223096337325
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 337 p.
Isbn
9781441916464
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010925410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 502034079
  • (OCoLC)502034079

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