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np-wickramasinghe, nalin chandra$astrophysicist india$1939Tue Apr 01 15:32:34 EDT 2014636751528883

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Wickramasinghe, Nalin Chandra Astrophysicist, India 1939 -

Overview
Works: 6 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 13 library holdings
Classifications: QH326, 570
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Publications about Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe
Publications by Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe
Most widely held works by Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe
Interstellar matter by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Comets and the origin of life by Janaki Wickramasinghe( bks|url )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"The idea that comets may be connected with the origin of life on Earth was considered heresy a few decades ago, with scientists shying away from this possibility as if from a medieval superstition. However the case that comets may have contributed at least the complex organic building blocks of life has become very strong, and mechanisms have now been identified whereby comets may incubate and transfer microbial life from one cosmic habitat to another in the Galaxy. The latter process cometary panspermia was pioneered by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and one of the present authors in the early 1980's. A theory that was once controversial is slowly gaining scientific respectability and support. The recent surge of interest in astrobiology has led to a spate of books in astrobiology - combining astronomy and biology - but in most of these, cometary panspermia is dealt with only cursorily. The present book sets out the case for cometary panspermia in a cogent way, combining evidence from space science, celestial mechanics, geology and microbiology. It should be an essential part of any university course on astrobiology, and also serve as a reference textbook for researchers in the field."--Page 4 of cover
Diseases from space by Fred Hoyle( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Cosmic life-force by Fred Hoyle( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Life on Mars? : the case for a cosmic heritage by Fred Hoyle( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The origin of life by Fred Hoyle( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (7)
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