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Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides series- Astrobiology) Paperback – April 1, 2007

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"Dartnell’s guide is much-needed overview of a discipline extending across life, the Universe and everything. Demanding read, but definitely rewarding" ― BBC Sky at Night

"Explores the latest theories for how life came to evolve on Earth, and adds fascinating speculations on the prospects for finding it elsewhere." ― The Times

"Dartnell explores the latest theories for how life came to evolve on Earth, and adds fascinating speculations on the prospects for finding it elsewhere." ― The Times

"If one were to read a single book on astrobiology, this would be an excellent choice." ― Choice

"Few books are more wide-ranging and thought-provoking than Life in the Universe, an excellent introduction to the emerging science of astrobiology." ― Oxford Today

"If one were to read a single book on astrobiology, this would be an excellent choice… The book is a must for the newcomer to astrobiology and an excellent resource for anyone wishing to expand their understanding of the subject." ― Choice

"Dartnell's style is direct, easy to follow and the subject matter comprehensive." ― The Biologist

"Quite simply, this is a fantastic book… I recommend it for anyone with an interest in astrobiology in particular, biology in general, life, the universe and everything." ― Microbiology Today

"A much-needed overview of a discipline extending across life, the universe, and everything." ― BBC Sky at Night

"An excellent introduction into the newly emerging and exciting field of astrobiology." ― Gerda Horneck - author of /Looking for Life, Searching the Solar System/ and former Head of the Radi

"Well written and easy to read; it will become a bedside book for any inquiring mind." ― Andre Brack - president of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life and chairma

"Wonderful and well-written." ― Dirk Schulze-Makuch

"An excellent book, comprehensive, authoritative, and well written." ― David Morrison - astrobiologist and recent winner of the Carl Sagan Medal of the American Astronomic

About the Author

Lewis Dartnell is currently researching at CoMPLEX (the Centre for Mathematics & Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology), at University College London. He has won three national science writing prizes, including second place in the prestigious Daily Telegraph / BASF Young Science Writer Award.

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  • Publisher : OneWorld Publications; 1st edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1851685057
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8130917078
  • Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars a good book - but dated
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Popular Science Style Book On Astrobiology
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb, achieves its goal in perfect style, describes the current state of the art in Astrobiology
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