Find your perfect holiday reading
Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe - Hot Science (Paperback)
  • Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe - Hot Science (Paperback)
zoom

Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe - Hot Science (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/09/2019
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

Extraterrestrial life is a common theme in science fiction, but is it a serious prospect in the real world? Astrobiology is the emerging field of science that seeks to answer this question.

The possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos is one of the most profound subjects that human beings can ponder. Astrophysicist Andrew May gives an expert overview of our current state of knowledge, looking at how life started on Earth, the tell-tale `signatures' it produces, and how such signatures might be detected elsewhere in the Solar System or on the many `exoplanets' now being discovered by the Kepler and TESS missions.

Along the way the book addresses key questions such as the riddle of Fermi's paradox (`Where is everybody?') and the crucial role of DNA and water - they're essential to `life as we know it', but is the same true of alien life? And the really big question: when we eventually find extraterrestrials, will they be friendly or hostile?

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785783425
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Magic of Reality
Added to basket
The Periodic Table
Added to basket
Free Will
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Things that Nobody Knows
Added to basket
The Quantum Universe
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Our Mathematical Universe
Added to basket
A Fire on the Moon
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Brain That Changes Itself
Added to basket
Bad Science
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Grand Design
Added to basket
Why Does E=mc2?
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Periodic Tales
Added to basket
Fermat's Last Theorem
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.