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Weird life : the search for life that is very, very different from our own / David Toomey.

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Author/Creator:
Toomey, David M.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Format:
  • Book
  • xviii, 268 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index.
Contents:
  • Prologue
  • Extremophiles
  • A Shadow Biosphere
  • Defining Life
  • Starting from Scratch
  • A Bestiary of Weird Life
  • Life from Comets, Life on Stars, and Life in the Very Far Future
  • Intelligent Weird Life
  • Weird Life in Science Fiction
  • Weird Life in the Multiverse
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary.
Summary:
Introduces unusual life-forms and the scientists who search for them and traces the discoveries of unfamiliar life forms in extreme areas of the solar system.
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ISBN:
9780393071580
0393071588

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