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Author Ward, Peter Douglas, 1949-

Title Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe / Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee.

Imprint New York : Copernicus, c2000.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  576.839 W216r    ---  Available
Description xxviii, 333 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why life might be widespread in the universe -- Habitable zones of the universe -- Building a habitable Earth -- Life's first appearance on Earth -- How to build animals -- Snowball Earth -- The enigma of the Cambrian explosion -- Mass extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- The surprising importance of plate tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth Hypotheses -- Assessing the odds -- Messengers from the stars.
Subject Life on other planets.
Added Author Brownlee, Donald.
ISBN 0387987010 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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