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Brownlee, Donald

Overview
Works: 16 works in 77 publications in 9 languages and 3,154 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB54, 576.839
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Most widely held works about Donald Brownlee
 
Most widely held works by Donald Brownlee
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe by Peter D Ward( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The life and death of planet Earth : how the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our world by Peter D Ward( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet Earth is middle-aged. Science has worked hard to piece together the story of the evolution of our world up to this point, but only recently have we developed the understanding and the tools to describe the entire life cycle of a planet. Ward and Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, combine their knowledge of how the critical sustaining systems of our planet evolve through time with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, to tell the story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of evolution will essentially reverse itself: life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. Eventually, they too will disappear. The oceans will evaporate, the atmosphere will degrade, and, as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end. --From publisher description
Unsere einsame Erde : [Warum komplexes Leben im Universum unwahrscheinlich ist] by Peter D Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Auf diese Frage geben der Geologe Peter D. Ward und der Astrobiologe Donald Brownlee überraschende Antworten. Sie widersprechen der allgemeinen Annahme, dass höher entwickeltes Leben außerhalb der Erde existiert und unter den Milliarden von Sternen und Galaxien unseres Universums vielleicht sogar weit verbreitet ist. Auf der Suche nach Leben im Universum nehmen die Autoren den Leser mit auf eine spannende Reise von den heißen vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zu dem eisigen Antlitz von Europa, dem Jupiter-Mond. Dabei lernt der Leser, dass niedrig entwickeltes Leben vielleicht weiter verbreitet ist, als bisher angenommen, die Entstehung höher entwickelten Lebens aber zu komplex ist, um außerhalb der Erde stattfinden zu können. Ein faszinierendes, erfrischend geschriebenes Buch, das auf dem neuesten Stand der Wissenschaft beruht. "Die Astrobiologie erwartet von uns, dass wir die Grenzen der konventionellen Biologie überschreiten. Ganze Planeten müssen als ökologische Einheiten aufgefasst werden. Wenn ein Paläontologe eine neue Lebensform in einem Milliarden Jahre alten Gestein Afrikas entdeckt, ist dies auch für den am Planeten Mars interessierten Geologen von wichtiger Bedeutung. Neu entdeckte Spurenstoffe vom Meeresboden können die Berechnungen von Astronomen beeinflussen. Die Astrobiologie erfordert ein Denken in langen Zeiträumen, nicht nur eine Beschäftigung mit der Gegenwart. Ja, wir müssen unsere Fähigkeit, wissenschaftliche Visionen zu entwickeln, in Raum und Zeit ausdehnen." (Aus der Einleitung)
Argumentation, theory and practice by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie et mort de la planète Terre by Peter D Ward( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux scientifiques, un paléontologue et un astrophysicien, racontent, étape par étape, l'histoire future de la Terre jusqu'à sa disparition finale (dans 7,5 milliards d'années)
Workshop on Dust in Planetary Systems : 26-30 September, 2005, Kaua'i, Hawai'i by Workshop on Dust in Planetary Systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Život a smrt planety Země by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court as a Small Group by Donald Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application of small group interaction and decision making assessment methods has demonstrated many of the interpersonal preferences, understandings, and attitudes of the Supreme Court. Six terms of the Supreme Court, from October 1969 through October 1974 were chosen for evaluation. Only those cases in which the formal opinion of the Court was authored by one of its members were considered. Matrices were constructed to show interagreement in differing circumstances. Type and degree of dissent, coalition formation, the effect of personnel change, and value systems as measured by the Guttman scale were investigated during this time period. Although the study of decision making by the Supreme Court is inexact, the information contained here should provide insight for those who practice before the Court. (Ks)
La vida en el universo by Donald Brownlee( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rare earth why complex life is uncommon in the universe by Peter D Ward( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La vida en el universo by Guillermo Gonzalez( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Surface of young Jupiter family comet 81 P / View from the stardust spacecraft by Donald Brownlee( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La vida en el universo by Guillermo Gonzalez( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modeling the nucleus and jets of comet 81P by Zdenek Sekanina( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Alternative Names
Brownlee, Don

Brownlee, Don 1943-

Brownlee, Donald E. 1943-

Brownlee, Donald Eugene 1943-

Donald Brownlee

Donald E. Brownlee American astronomer

Donald E. Brownlee Amerikaans astronoom

Donald E. Brownlee Astronom und Hochschullehrer

دونالد ای. برونلی

브라운리, 도널드

ドナルド・ブラウンリー

唐納德·布朗利

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The life and death of planet Earth : how the new science of astrobiology charts the ultimate fate of our worldUnsere einsame Erde : [Warum komplexes Leben im Universum unwahrscheinlich ist]