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The Search for Life on Other Planets By Bruce M. Jakosky

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Does life exist on other planets? This 1998 book presents the scientific basis for thinking there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. It is the first to cover the entire breadth of recent exciting discoveries, including the discovery of planets around other stars and the possibility of fossil life in meteorites from Mars.
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The Search for Life on Other Planets by Bruce M. Jakosky

Does life exist on other planets? This 1998 book presents the scientific basis for thinking there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. It is the first to cover the entire breadth of recent exciting discoveries, including the discovery of planets around other stars and the possibility of fossil life in meteorites from Mars. Suitable for the general reader, this authoritative book avoids technical jargon and is well illustrated throughout. It covers all the major topics, including the origin and early history of life on Earth, the environmental conditions necessary for life to exist, the possibility that life might exist elsewhere in our Solar System, the occurrence of planets around other stars and their habitability, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. For all those interested in understanding the scientific evidence for and likelihood of extraterrestrial life, this is the most comprehensive and readable book to date.

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The Search for Life on Other Planets Reviews


'I will provide the bottom line up-front: basically, this book is a must have. It is inexpensive, timely and in a class of one - currently there are no alternative texts which cover the same ground in such detail ... this book is highly recommended and one you should buy for your own personal collection.' Ian P. Wright, Astronomy and Geophysics
'Prof. Jakosky ... is very well qualified to give this broad overview, and he succeeds admirably. His writing style is down-to-earth and crystal clear ... Moreover, Jakosky is open-minded and liberal in presenting his views ... I thoughly recommend this as absorbing bedtime reading to anyone interested in the origins and significance of our place in the universe.' Edward Hanna, Journal of BAA
' ... the book is well written, informative and authoritative.' Earth Space Review
'Javosky's book on the subject is a welcome and timely addition to the library of research reviews.' A. D. Andrews, Irish Astronomical Journal
"Jakosky has done an excellent job conveying the excitement and depth of astrobiology...[the book] is a cleverly written account that is easily digested. Jakosky is to be congratulated on what will become a classic work." Science Spectra
"...offers readers an entry point to the latest ideas and issues in astrobiology....Jakosky's considerable experience as a geologist and teacher thinking about this material is evident in the book's superb organization and progression of ideas." Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
"...the treatment is clear, authoritative, well illustrated, and thorough." Choice
"...a well-illustrated guide to the biological universe." Physics Today

Table of Contents


1. The search for life in the universe; 2. Impacts, extinctions, and the earliest history of life on Earth; 3. The history of the Earth; 4. The Earth's geological record and the earliest life; 5. Energy and life in unique environments on Earth; 6. Origin of life on Earth; 7. Requirements for extraterrestrial life; 8. Is life on Mars possible?; 9. Possible fossil life in meteorites from Mars; 10. Implanting life on Mars; 11. The exobiology of Venus; 12. Titan - a natural exobiology laboratory?; 13. Exobiology in the Jupiter system; 14. Formation of planets around other stars; 15. Searching for planets around other stars; 16. The habitability of planets around other stars; 17. Intelligent life in the universe; 18. Life in the universe; Additional reading and bibliography; Index.

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GOR001877313
The Search for Life on Other Planets by Bruce M. Jakosky
Bruce M. Jakosky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1998-10-15
340
0521598370
9780521598378
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.