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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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"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
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Virtually everything made by Oneworld Publications is solid gold and this is no exception.
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Unfortunately, this book was written about 10 years ago - and so much new data is not included. In the last decade, over 1,000 new extra-solar planets have been discovered ... and none of these are discussed in this book. Of course, there had been some extra-solar worlds found when this book was published, and these are examined. But techniques and findings have developed. Thus, this book is rather dated.
Nonetheless, the underlying theory remains sound. And I do recommend this book to anyone considering studying astrobiology.
An easy and interesting read by someone who has clearly done the background research to pull together hundreds of different strands of research from cosmology to chemistry into a coherent and useful book on an exciting topic.
Quiet heavy going at times but worth persevering.
Still think ET will arrive one day in a flying saucer and there is a high chance she will be green :-)
A must read for anyone interested in astrobiology 10\10