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Goldilocks and the water bears : the search for life in the universe

Author: Louisa Preston
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Ultimately, we need to figure out what is next for humanity. Our logical move is to break free of the confines of the Earth and colonise another body in the Solar System, such as the Moon or Mars. How and when will we do this? Or is it all just science fiction? These questions, in a nutshell, make up the core of astrobiology - the study of the origins and evolution and biology of life elsewhere in the universe, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louisa Preston
ISBN: 9781472920119 1472920112
OCLC Number: 1031088178
Notes: First published: 2016.
Includes index.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface1. A Brave New World2. Life As We Know It3. How to Create a Planet Fit for Life4. The Story of Life5. Alien Worlds on Our Doorstep6. Everything is Relative!7. Searching the Solar System8. Extraterrestrial Worlds: Life Not As We Know It9. Is the Truth Really Out There?10. The Next GenerationEpilogueAcknowledgementsIndex
Responsibility: Louisa Preston.

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Ultimately, we need to figure out what is next for humanity. Our logical move is to break free of the confines of the Earth and colonise another body in the Solar System, such as the Moon or Mars. How and when will we do this? Or is it all just science fiction? These questions, in a nutshell, make up the core of astrobiology - the study of the origins and evolution and biology of life elsewhere in the universe, and the search for it. This book is an accessible introduction to this most fascinating of all the astro-sciences - are we alone in the Universe?

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