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How life on earth is affected by earth's unique placement and orientation in our solar system : an anthology of current thought

Author: Eric M Monier
Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2006.
Series: Contemporary discourse in the field of astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This fascinating anthology explores how life on Earth has formed and been influenced by where Earth is in relation to the Sun and the other planets. Written by renowned scientists and published in esteemed journals, each article explores a variety of topics on the subject. How threatened are we by asteroids? Will our life source, the Sun, eventually kill us? Is there a possibility for life on other planets? The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric M Monier
ISBN: 1404203923 9781404203921
OCLC Number: 56941883
Description: 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Radiation from space --
The formation and position of a life-bearing planet --
The role of the sun --
Protected by the atmosphere --
Encounters with asteroids --
The beginnings of life.
Series Title: Contemporary discourse in the field of astronomy.
Responsibility: edited by Eric M. Monier.
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This fascinating anthology explores how life on Earth has formed and been influenced by where Earth is in relation to the Sun and the other planets. Written by renowned scientists and published in esteemed journals, each article explores a variety of topics on the subject. How threatened are we by asteroids? Will our life source, the Sun, eventually kill us? Is there a possibility for life on other planets? The editor introduces these questions and many others that are both timely and timeless. - Publisher.

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