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Talking about life : conversations on astrobiology

Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With over 350 planets now known to exist beyond the Solar System, spacecraft heading for Mars, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, this timely book explores current ideas about the search for life in the Universe. It contains candid interviews with dozens of astronomers, geologists, biologists, and writers about the origin and range of terrestrial life and likely sites for life beyond Earth.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Talking about life.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010016396
(OCoLC)607985795
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey
ISBN: 9780511789649 0511789645 9780521514927 0521514924
OCLC Number: 668435162
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface; Part I. Introduction Timothy Ferris, Iris Fry, Steven Dick, Ann Druyan, Pinky Nelson, Neil Tyson, Steve Benner and William Bains; Part II. Earth Roger Buick, Lynn Rothschild, John Baross, Joe Kirschvink, Andrew Knoll, Simon Conway Morris, Roger Hanlon and Lori Marino; Part III. Solar System Chris McKay, David Grinspoon, Jonathan Lunine, Carolyn Porco, Laurie Leshin, Guy Consolmagno and Peter Smith; Part IV. Exoplanets Alan Boss, Geoff Marcy, Debra Fischer, Sara Seager, David Charbonneau and Vikki Meadows; Part V. Frontiers Jill Tarter, Seth Shostak, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Paul Davies, Martin Rees, Ben Bova and Jennifer Michael Hecht; Reading list; Glossary; Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Chris Impey.

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