By Jeffrey O. Bennett, Seth Shostak
For intro-level, one-semester multidisciplinary technological know-how and astronomy courses.
Encourage scholars to discover solutions to questions on existence past Earth and our sun system.
Life within the Universe provides an awesome start line for non-science majors intrigued by means of the most recent discoveries approximately existence within the sun method and past. carefully researched and obtainable to scholars of all backgrounds, the textual content introduces options drawn from astronomy, biology, and geology to provide an explanation for typical phenomena and to discover profound clinical questions about astrobiology. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised and up to date to incorporate the most recent clinical discoveries and developments, together with new information about extrasolar planets, man made existence, and youth on Earth.
Designed for classes in astrobiology, Life within the Universe arouses scholars’ normal interest through exploring basic questions resembling: How did existence commence in the world? What are the main severe varieties of lifestyles at the moment recognized? What can we find out about the potential for existence past Earth?
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