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Comets and the origin of life

Author: Janaki Wickramasinghe; Chandra Wickramasinghe; Bill Napier
Publisher: Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wickramasinghe, Janaki.
Comets and the origin of life.
Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2010
(DLC) 2010287429
(OCoLC)463301997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janaki Wickramasinghe; Chandra Wickramasinghe; Bill Napier
ISBN: 9789812814005 9812814000
OCLC Number: 670429588
Notes: "The basic structure of the present book started as the PhD thesis of the principal author"--Page vi.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overview --
Cosmic dust and life --
The origin of comets --
Comets in the galactic environment --
Dark comets: a link to panspermia --
Expulsion of microbes from the solar system --
Liquid water in comets --
Origin of life --
Expanding horizons of life.
Responsibility: Janaki Wickramasinghe, Chandra Wickramasinghe, William Napier.

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This book provides a very cogent, scientific and orderly review of the Hoyle-Wickaramsinghe revival of the ancient theory of panspermia. -- Professor Gilbert V Levin "Arizona State University"

 
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