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The Living Cosmos: Our Search for Life in the Universe

The Living Cosmos: Our Search for Life in the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated edition)

By Impey, Chris

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Considering the development of life on Earth, the existence of life in extreme environments and the potential for life elsewhere in the Universe, this book gives a fascinating insight into our place in the Universe. Chris Impey leads the reader through the history, from the Coper...nican revolution to the emergence of the field of astrobiology - the study of life in the cosmos. He examines how life on Earth began, exploring its incredible variety and the extreme environments in which it can survive. Finally, Impey turns his attention to our Solar System and the planets beyond, discussing whether there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. Written in non-technical language, this book is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about astrobiology and how it is changing our views of life and the Universe. An accompanying website available at www.cambridge.org/9780521173841 features podcasts, articles and news stories on astrobiology.
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ISBN 9780521173841
Released NZ 2 Jun 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Updated edition
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780521173841
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 2 Jun 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Updated edition
Edition Updated edition
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Category Popular Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Biology & Life Sciences
Number of Pages 412
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 576.839
Weight 640g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Life on other planets, Life - Origin, Exobiology
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade