skip to content
From dying stars to the birth of life : the new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

From dying stars to the birth of life : the new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe

Author: Jerry Lynn Cranford
Publisher: Nottingham : Nottingham University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The rise of computers and rocket science in the last half of the 20th century allowed scientists to make two amazing discoveries that indicated life may be widespread throughout our universe. In the 1970s, life scientists started finding small bacterial-like creatures living on our planet in extreme hostile environments that everyone believed should instantly kill any living things. Some of these life-forms lived  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Lynn Cranford
ISBN: 9781907284793 1907284796
OCLC Number: 704395895
Description: ix, 237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Computers, rocket science, and the birth of astrobiology --
II. Our vast and hostile life-friendly universe --
III. How life works on planet Earth --
IV. How life and Earth co-evolved to produce a life-friendly biosphere --
V. The search for other worlds and other life-forms --
VI. The possibility of visiting or communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations --
VII. Some final thoughts from the author.
Responsibility: Jerry L. Cranford.

Abstract:

"The rise of computers and rocket science in the last half of the 20th century allowed scientists to make two amazing discoveries that indicated life may be widespread throughout our universe. In the 1970s, life scientists started finding small bacterial-like creatures living on our planet in extreme hostile environments that everyone believed should instantly kill any living things. Some of these life-forms lived in hot or boiling water that was extremely salty, acidic, or alkaline. A few made their homes inside icebergs, while others lived inside rocks located miles below ground, or even on the power rods of nuclear power plants"--The publisher.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The book provides very clear background to the subject, from early days when seeing was believing, to the scientific feasibility of space travel." Science Spin (November 2011)"

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/704395895> # From dying stars to the birth of life : the new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "704395895" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Place/nottingham> ; # Nottingham
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998169> ; # Life--Origin
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1127673> ; # Space environment
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/918219> ; # Exobiology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Topic/biogenesis> ; # Biogenesis
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Topic/extraterrestrial_environment> ; # Extraterrestrial Environment
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/576.839/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85076809> ; # Life--Origin
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/63469321> ; # Jerry Lynn Cranford
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description ""The rise of computers and rocket science in the last half of the 20th century allowed scientists to make two amazing discoveries that indicated life may be widespread throughout our universe. In the 1970s, life scientists started finding small bacterial-like creatures living on our planet in extreme hostile environments that everyone believed should instantly kill any living things. Some of these life-forms lived in hot or boiling water that was extremely salty, acidic, or alkaline. A few made their homes inside icebergs, while others lived inside rocks located miles below ground, or even on the power rods of nuclear power plants"--The publisher."@en ;
   schema:description "I. Computers, rocket science, and the birth of astrobiology -- II. Our vast and hostile life-friendly universe -- III. How life works on planet Earth -- IV. How life and Earth co-evolved to produce a life-friendly biosphere -- V. The search for other worlds and other life-forms -- VI. The possibility of visiting or communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations -- VII. Some final thoughts from the author."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793803319> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "From dying stars to the birth of life : the new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe"@en ;
   schema:productID "704395895" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/704395895#PublicationEvent/nottingham_nottingham_university_press_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Agent/nottingham_university_press> ; # Nottingham University Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781907284793> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/704395895> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Agent/nottingham_university_press> # Nottingham University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Nottingham University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793803319#Topic/extraterrestrial_environment> # Extraterrestrial Environment
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Extraterrestrial Environment"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85076809> # Life--Origin
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Life--Origin"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1127673> # Space environment
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Space environment"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/918219> # Exobiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Exobiology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998169> # Life--Origin
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Life--Origin"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/63469321> # Jerry Lynn Cranford
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1942" ;
   schema:familyName "Cranford" ;
   schema:givenName "Jerry Lynn" ;
   schema:name "Jerry Lynn Cranford" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781907284793>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1907284796" ;
   schema:isbn "9781907284793" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/704395895>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/704395895> ; # From dying stars to the birth of life : the new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe
   schema:dateModified "2017-09-01" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.