9780387952895-0387952896-Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe

Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe

ISBN-13: 9780387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896
Edition: 12/17/03
Author: Ward, Peter D., Brownlee, Donald
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Copernicus
Format: Paperback 372 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896
Edition: 12/17/03
Author: Ward, Peter D., Brownlee, Donald
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Copernicus
Format: Paperback 372 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ward, Peter D., Brownlee, Donald wrote Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe comprising 372 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0387952896 and 9780387952895. Since then Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

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