Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe 12/17/03 Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896
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About the Author

Peter D. Ward is Professor of Geological Sciences and Curator of Paleontology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 2.51 pounds
  • Paperback : 372 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0387952896
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0387952895
  • Product Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.83 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : Copernicus; 12/17/03 Edition (December 10, 2003)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 249 ratings
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