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Life as we do not know it : the NASA search for (and synthesis of) alien life

Author: Peter D Ward
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
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Presents an examination of the possibilty of life that is alien to planet Earth, providing a discussion of the nature of life itself, its limits, what alien life might be like, and how it can be created artificially.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Peter Douglas, 1949-
Life as we do not know it.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)623049978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Ward
ISBN: 0670034584 9780670034581
OCLC Number: 61757182
Description: xxvii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is life? --
What is earth life? --
Life as we do not know it --
A recipe book of life --
The artificial synthesis of life --
Are there aliens already on earth? --
Panspermia: why there may be aliens throughout the solar system --
Mercury and Venus --
Fossils on the moon --
Mars --
Europa --
Titan --
Implications, ethics, and dangers --
A manifesto: send paleontologists to Mars and biochemists to Titan --
A forest of life?
Responsibility: Peter D. Ward.
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Presents an examination of the possibilty of life that is alien to planet Earth, providing a discussion of the nature of life itself, its limits, what alien life might be like, and how it can be created artificially.

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