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We are the martians : connecting cosmology with biology

Author: Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami; Marialuisa Bignami
Publisher: Milan [Italy] ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past few decades, we have been exploring the cosmos using new techniques, often with surprising results. Numerous fascinating but little known facts have emerged -- for example, that every year many rocks from Mars fall on the Earth, that one of our amino acids has been found in the coma of a comet, and that some of the known thousands of extrasolar planets are similar to our own. This book examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami; Marialuisa Bignami
ISBN: 9788847024656 884702465X
OCLC Number: 761857884
Notes: Translation of: I marziani siamo noi. Bologna, Italy : Zanichelli editore, c2010.
Description: xxiii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Let's make the Universe : light and matter --
Let's make the rest of the Universe --
Astronomy in search of alien planets --
Contact astronomy : the Universe invades us --
Contact astronomy : ourselves, the invaders --
Contact astronomy : comet dust --
From bricks to house : what is life? --
Is there anybody out there? --
CODA : what remains to be discovered? --
15 Stories to get rid of --
You might not know that ...
Other Titles: I marziani siamo noi.
Connecting cosmology with biology
Responsibility: Giovanni F. Bignami ; [authorized translation by Marialuisa Bignami].

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