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Title:
Astrobiology
Author:
Grady, M. M. (Monica M.)
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press ; London : In association with the Natural History Museum, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560988496
Format :
Book

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Summary

Grady (head of petrology and meteoritics at The Natural History Museum) provides a general reader's introduction to a relatively old area of inquiry--whether and where there is life elsewhere in the universe. Using dozens of large color photos and diagrams, she describes how life evolved on Earth, the likeliness of life in other parts of the solar system, the search for Earth-like planets, and SETI. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 4
The origins of lifep. 5
Life on Earthp. 26
Life elsewhere within the Solar Systemp. 47
Life beyond the Solar Systemp. 74
How should we search for life?p. 81
Epiloguep. 90
Glossaryp. 92
Indexp. 94
Further informationp. 96