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The Resource Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee

Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee

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Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Title
Rare earth
Title remainder
why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this introduction to the emerging field of astrobiology, a distinguished paleontologist and a noted astronomer team up to provide 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. Illustrations. First book to synthesize discoveries from astronomy & paleontology regarding the advent of life on earth, & the potential for the development of life on other planets
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DLC
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1949-
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Ward, Peter D.
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.W336 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 325
NLM item number
W262r 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brownlee, Donald
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  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
  • Exobiology
  • Extraterrestrial Environment
  • Origin of Life
  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
  • Buitenaards leven
  • Außerirdisches Leben
  • Komplexität
  • xx
  • Biogenese
  • Astrobiologie
  • Vida en otros planetas
  • Exobiología
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Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why life might be widespread in the universe -- Habitable zones of the universe -- Building a habitable Earth -- Life's first appearance on Earth -- How to build animals -- Snowball Earth -- The enigma of the Cambrian explosion -- Mass extinctions and the Rare Earth hypothesis -- The surprising importance of plate tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth hypotheses -- Assessing the odds -- Messengers from the stars
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ocm40996050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780387987019
Lccn
99020532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40996050
  • (OCoLC)40996050
Label
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee
Link
Publication
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
Contents
Why life might be widespread in the universe -- Habitable zones of the universe -- Building a habitable Earth -- Life's first appearance on Earth -- How to build animals -- Snowball Earth -- The enigma of the Cambrian explosion -- Mass extinctions and the Rare Earth hypothesis -- The surprising importance of plate tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth hypotheses -- Assessing the odds -- Messengers from the stars
Control code
ocm40996050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780387987019
Lccn
99020532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40996050
  • (OCoLC)40996050

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