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

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Copernicus; 12/17/03 edition (December 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387952896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387952895
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 174 customer reviews
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