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The Search for Life in the Universe

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This work presents astronomy from the standpoint of estimating the likelihood of extraterrestrial life and the possibilities of finding it. Thus the text covers the fundamentals of astronomy, the origins and evolution of life on Earth, the formation and present state of the sun's family of planets and moons, and the opportunities and limitations on interstellar travel and ...more
Hardcover, 573 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by University Science Books (first published January 1st 1980)
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Ruth E. R.
Fascinating. Based on scientific facts and processes observed by scientists on earth, such as weather patterns and "stargazing," and comparing this information to what we know of conditions on other planets, the book discusses whether or not it's likely that life could survive elsewhere. I gained a whole new appreciation for how orderly and balanced God created our planet so that it could sustain life. Also briefly explores evidence for other planets in other solar systems and the wormhole theor ...more
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Dec 03, 2008 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Buffs, Polymaths
A clearly excellent book, detailing the SETI program, proposed methods for statistical models to determine the likelihood of encountering extraterrestrial life, theories on the formation of life elsewhere in the universe, and an overview of the intersection of the various sciences in support of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

A rare treasure, with the forward written by Carl Sagan.

Five Stars - Clearly - * * * * *
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