Tantalises the imagination and leaves you wanting to know more.(David Reneke Australasian Science Magazine)
Certainly the most readable introduction to astrobiology now available.(Chemical and Engineering News)
Plaxco and Gross bring us as close to aliens as we can currently get. I recommend this book to anyone interested in science's newest kid on the block.(Astronomy Now)
A good read for all those who are fascinated by the search for extraterrestrial life and the origin of life on our own planet. I shall certainly value it in my own library.(Chemistry World)
An accessible guide to this young and interdisciplinary field.(Physics World)
The fascinating world of extremophiles is well presented, and a broad overview of the searches for evidence of life beyond Earth rounds off the book. The text is liberally illustrated with relevant figures that greatly enhance the content, and entertaining snippets of information detailing the quirks of research in this field nicely supplement the scientific content.(Astrobiology)
A comprehensive yet concise introduction to the field.(The Space Review)
It would also be an excellent book for the curious undergraduate.
The copy of this book I have in hand is actually from my local library; however, I want this book by my side for further study and as a reference.
It provides a little more in depth look at the subjects than a basic level Cousera course was able to cover.
As a chemist, this book is almost like reading an awesome novel on the physical aspects of the creation of the universe and potential life beginnings.Published 1 month ago by Hedge Reborn
this is a great starting point, with references at the ends of the chapters. very worthwhile as an introduction to astrobiology. for science-oriented readers.Published 5 months ago by dennis rowley
I read this for a course for beginners who do not have a science background. Amazing topic. But a third or more of the book is very heavily chemistry. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Liam H Dooley
Greta book for a newbie because it offers a wide but shallow snapshot of material relative to astrobiology. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Liam Sauer-wooden
This book contained content parallel to the U of Edinburgh Coursera Astrobiology course taught by Charles Cockell, who suggested it as supplementary reading. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Johnson
The book is on the required reading list for an on-line intro into astrobiology course I'm currently taking and although I am not a professional scientist I am able to follow... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gevais N Jefferson
This could have been a very good book on the topic of astrobiology, however, it is not geared for an audience without a considerable biochemistry background. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rockstar
It came in the condition described. very nice book. it's a nice course to take.Published on October 28, 2010 by aziangr1
Plaxco and Gross give an expansive coverage for this topic. It is a bit too chemistry-oriented, with formulae of reactions discussed both via text discussions and figures. Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by WT