57th out of 119 books — 22 voters
Life In The Universe
This pioneering book offers an exciting and rigorous introduction to a wide range of sciences, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and cosmology. "Life in the Universe"" captures the reader's imagination by exploring fundamental pan-scientific questions, such as: "How did life begin on Earth?," "What are the most extreme forms of life currently known?," "How...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 29th 2002 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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This textbook presents the emerging science of astrobiology in an interesting and mathematically non-stressful manner. Geared towards the non-science major, this book is very accessible to readers of all academic backgrounds. The first chapters cover the basics necessary for understanding the physics, geology and biology necessary for future chapters. After going through the struggles of trying to define life, the later chapters explain current sites of interest in the search for life in our own...more
Great introduction to astrobiology for those who need an introduction to almost everything. hahaha. I have to read it for a class, but this one is staying on the shelf. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the basics of the universe, if they want to stay up to date on discoveries and new technology. awesome book!