Life In The Universe

Author by : Dirk Schulze-Makuch
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter. Avoids scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers.


Origins Of Life In The Universe

Author by : Robert Jastrow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This concise and beautifully illustrated book traces the evolution of the Cosmos from the Big Bang to the development of intelligent life on Earth, conveying clear science in an engaging narrative. By mapping the history of the Universe for introductory science and astrobiology course for non-science majors, this book explores many of the most fascinating questions in science. What is the origin of the Universe? How do stars and planets form? How does life begin? How did intelligence arise? Are we alone in the Cosmos? Physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and geology are combined to create a chronicle of events in which the swirling vapors in the primordial cloud of the Universe evolved over billions of years into conscious life. Features: •The most fascinating questions on the history of the Universe are answered in this text for one-semester introductory science courses. •The strong narrative and exciting color images of this incredible story will motivate non-science students to develop an understanding of science and life on Earth •Explains science in a way that isn't overwhelming for non-science majors. •Questions for the student prompt critical thinking. •Combines astronomy, geology and biology to give a broad introduction to these sciences for non-science students. •Coverage of the latest discoveries in astrobiology conveys the excitement of this fast-moving field.


Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author by : Iosif Sjklovskij
Languange : en
Publisher by : San Francisco : Holden-Day
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Description : "A translation, extension, and revision of [the author's Vselennai︠a︡, zhiznʹ, razum]". Bibliography: p. 489-495.


Mind Life And Universe

Author by : Lynn Margulis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chelsea Green Publishing
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Description : Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Co-editor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of the sciences—interviews an impressive collection of characters drawing out the seldom seen personalities of the world's most important men and woman of science. In Mind, Life and Universe they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours. Can brain science explain feelings of happiness and despair? Is it true that chimpanzees are just like us when it comes to sexual innuendo? Is there any hard evidence that life exists anywhere other than on the Earth? Through Punset's skillful questioning, readers will meet one scientist who is passionate about the genetic control of everything and another who spends her every waking hour making sure African ecosystems stay intact. The men and women assembled here by Lynn Margulis and Eduardo Punset will provide a source of endless interest. In captivating conversations with such science luminaries as Jane Goodall, James E. Lovelock, Oliver Sachs, and E. O. Wilson, Punset reveals a hidden world of intellectual interests, verve, and humor. Science enthusiasts and general readers alike will devour Mind, Life and Universe, breathless and enchanted by its truths.


Life In The Universe

Author by : Heather Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : In this adult science fiction novel, Life in the Universe: The Beginning, business, politics, romance, humour, and action intertwine in a dynamic, fast-paced narrative that explores current social issues and personal development. Relate to the unique perspectives of the main characters as they manage nuanced personal interactions, their ambition (or confusion), personal histories, and self-contradiction as Earth joins the Universal Council. At its heart the story positions humanity’s desire to be protected against personal freedom. Along the way personal and business relationships, assault, and the tension between loyalty to friends rather than family are explored. Join us, as we get lost together in the epic adventure that is life in the universe!


Life In The Universe

Author by : Michael William Ovenden
Languange : en
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Einstein

Author by : Walter Isaacson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon of his era.


Information Entropy Life And The Universe

Author by : Arieh Ben-Naim
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific Publishing Company
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Description : The aim of this book is to explain in simple language what we know and what we do not know about information and entropy two of the most frequently discussed topics in recent literature and whether they are relevant to life and the entire universe. Entropy is commonly interpreted as a measure of disorder. This interpretation has caused a great amount of "disorder" in the literature. One of the aims of this book is to put some "order" in this "disorder." The book explains with minimum amount of mathematics what information theory is and how it is related to thermodynamic entropy. Then it critically examines the application of these concepts to the question of "What is life?" and whether or not they can be applied to the entire universe.


Astrobiology

Author by : Charles S. Cockell
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that asks profound scientific questions. How did life originate on the Earth? How has life persisted on the Earth for over three billion years? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What is the future of life on Earth? Astrobiology: Understanding Life in the Universe is an introductory text which explores the structure of living things, the formation of the elements for life in the Universe, the biological and geological history of the Earth and the habitability of other planets in our own Solar System and beyond. The book is designed to convey some of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology that cut across a diversity of traditional fields including chemistry, biology, geosciences, physics and astronomy. It can be used to complement existing courses in these fields or as a stand-alone text for astrobiology courses. Readership: Undergraduates studying for degrees in earth or life sciences, physics, astronomy and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in grasping some of the major concepts and ideas in astrobiology.


Is There Life In Outer Space

Author by : Richard Hantula
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
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Description : Discusses the possibility of different forms of life within and outside of the solar system.


Life And The Universe

Author by : Dr. Peter Altman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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Description : As astronomers and physicists develop a more detailed map of the universe, questions abound. What (and who) is beyond Earth and our solar system? This bright book explains the origins of the universe, its development, and scientists' predictions for its future. Related concepts like the possibility of time travel and alien encounters are examined critically so that readers can develop informed opinions and understand what is known and what is left to explore.


Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author by : Guy Consolmagno
Languange : en
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Description : Is there life on other planets?


Alone In The Universe

Author by : John Gribbin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley
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Description : The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planets Are we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schrödinger's Cat Offers a bold answer to the eternal question, "Are we alone in the universe?" Explores how the impact of a "supercomet" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth From one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth.


Life In The Universe

Author by : Monica M. Grady
Languange : en
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Description : The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?In an attempt to find the answers to these questions this book explores the origin and early evolution of the Earth and explains why this is not only of interest in itself, but also guides the search for life beyond the Earth. It looks at the rest of the Solar System, to see whether any other planets or their satellites have life on them today or have supported life in the past. It looks beyond the Solar System, at the evidence for planets around other stars, and how life may be discovered, should it exist, on these extrasolar planets and briefly at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).


Life In The Universe

Author by : Open University S104/Book 8
Languange : en
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Description : The theme of this book is life in the Universe, focusing on two questions:How did life begin on Earth?Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?In an attempt to find the answers to these questions this book explores the origin and early evolution of the Earth and explains why this is not only of interest in itself, but also guides the search for life beyond the Earth. It looks at the rest of the Solar System, to see whether any other planets or their satellites have life on them today or have supported life in the past. It looks beyond the Solar System, at the evidence for planets around other stars, and how life may be discovered, should it exist, on these extrasolar planets and briefly at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).


Life In Space

Author by : Lucas John Mix
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : This book shows how the emerging field of astrobiology investigates the nature of life in space. How did life begin? How common is it? Where do we fit in? These are the important questions that astrobiology seeks to answer. A truly interdisciplinary endea


Life Beyond Earth

Author by : Gerald Feinberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Morrow
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Activities Manual For Life In The Universe

Author by : Edward E. Prather
Languange : en
Publisher by : Addison-Wesley
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Description : Now correlated chapter-by-chapter with the textbook, this manual provides numerous creative projects that explore a wide range of the sciences and can be used in the lab or as group activities in the classroom. The second edition includes a set of conceptual questions for each project, extended laboratory activities, and expanded quantitative coverage.


Astrobiology The Search For Life In The Universe

Author by : Arnold Hanslmeier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bentham Science Publishers
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Description : Astrobiology refers to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This encompasses extraterrestrial life and life on Earth. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that is gaining a rapidly growing interest among both the general public and the astronomical research community. This e-book explains the detection and evolution of exoplanets and discusses the question of habitability on such objects. Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on the subject.


Life In The Universe

Author by : Marshall Vian Summers
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Knowledge Library
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Description : The Reality and Spirituality of Life in the Universe Life in the Universe is part of a vast education and preparation for humanity called the "New Message." Over 9000 pages in length, the New Message is a Divine answer to the panoply of global problems facing humanity: destruction of our natural environment, depletion of Earth's energy and life-sustaining resources, escalating religious and political conflict and intervention by certain races in our region of space. This book, Life in the Universe, details the interactions of civilizations in our region of space, the challenge of facing a non-human universe and the spiritual dimensions of all intelligent life that has evolved since the beginning of time.


Civilized Life In The Universe

Author by : George Basalla
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This book is a selective and fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life. From Plutarch to Stephen Hawking, some of the most prominent western scientists have had quite detailed perceptions and misperceptions about alien civilizations: Johannes Kepler, fresh from transforming astronomy with his work on the shape of planetary orbits, was quite sure alien engineers on the moon were excavating circular pits to provide shelter; Christiaan Huygens, the most prominent physical scientist between Galileo and Newton, dismissed Kepler's speculations, but used the laws of probability to prove that "planetarians" on other worlds are much like humans, and had developed a sense of the visual arts; Carl Sagan sees clearly that Huygens is a biological chauvinist, but doesn't see as clearly that he, Sagan, may be a cultural/technological chauvinist when he assumes aliens have highly developed technology like ours, but better. Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next, showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to the next, and from science to popular culture. He even traces the influence of popular culture on science--Sagan always admitted how much E. R. Burroughs' Martian novels influenced his speculations about Mars. Throughout, Basalla weaves his theme that scientific belief in and search for extraterrestrial civilizations is a complex impulse, part secularized-religious, and part anthropomorphic. He questions the common modern scientific reasoning that life converges on intelligence, and intelligence converges on one science valid everywhere. He ends the book by agreeing with Stephen Hawking (usually a safe bet) that intelligence is overrated for survival in the universe, and that we are most likely alone.


Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author by : Carl Sagan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Holden Day
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The Life Of The Cosmos

Author by : Lee Smolin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.


Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author by : Peter Ulmschneider
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book addresses all those interested in the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. In particular, the author scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. The first part of the book provides the necessary background information from space and life sciences, thus making the book also accessible to students and the scientifically educated layman. -The first book of its kind that goes beyond the popular science level.


The Little Book Of Big History

Author by : Ian Crofton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Michael O'Mara Books
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Description : From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.


Origins Of Life How Life Began Abiogenesis Astrobiology

Author by : Nick Lane
Languange : en
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Description : How Did Life Begin? There are two scientific views on the origins of life: 1) Earthly-Abiogenesis which argues life on Earth began on Earth, and 2) Extraterrestrial Abiogenesis the position of which is life has an ancestry which predates the origins of Earth, and is pervasive throughout the cosmos. Thus, both theories embrace abiogenesis" and both argue that life may have begun on innumerable planets via the same mechanisms. In this ground-breaking, revolutionary text, over 30 top scientists from around the world, explain how life began and if there is life on other worlds, in over 20 paradigm busting chapters. PART I: Earthly Abiogenesis & the Origins of Life 1. Why Does Life Start, What Does It Do, Where Will It Be, And How Might We Find It? Michael J. Russell, Ph.D., and Isik Kanik, Ph.D., 2. Just Like the Universe the Emergence of Life had High Enthalpy and Low Entropy Beginnings, Wolfgang Nitschke, Ph.D., and Michael J. Russell, Ph.D. 3. Polyphosphate-Peptide Synergy and the Organic Takeover at the Emergence of Life. E. James Milner-White, Ph.D., and Michael J. Russell, Ph.D. 4. The Alkaline World and the Origin of Life. Anthony Richard Mellersh, Ph.D., and Paul Michael Smith, 5. Amino Acid Homochirality and the RNA World: Necessities for Life on Earth, Koji Tamura, Ph.D., 6. The RNA World and the Origin of Life: An Ancient Protein Fold Links Metal-Based Gas Reactions with the RNA World. Anne Volbeda, Ph.D., Yvain Nicolet, Ph.D., and Juan C. Fontecilla-Camps, Ph.D. 7. Evolutionary Steps to the Origin of Life on Earth. Andrew J. Pratt, D. Phil. 8. Vesicles First and the Origin of Self-Reproductive Life: Metabolic Energy, Replication, and Catalysis. Arthur L. Koch, Ph.D., 9. Chance or Necessity? Bioenergetics and the Probability of Life. Nick Lane, Ph.D. 10. Disequilibrium First: The Origin of Life Christof B. Mast, Ph.D., Natan Osterman, Ph.D., and Dieter Braun, Ph.D. 11. Life's Origins: Potential for Radical Mediated Cyanide Production on the Early Earth, Shawn E. McGlynn, Ph.D., Trevor E. Beard, Joan B. Broderick, Ph.D., and John W. Peters, Ph.D. 12. The Emergence of Life: Thermodynamics of Chemical Free Energy Generation in Off-Axis Hydrothermal Vent Systems & Consequences for Compartmentalization & Life's Origins. Eugenio Simoncini, Ph.D., Axel Kleidon, Ph.D., Enzo Gallori, Ph.D. 13. How Life Began: The Emergence of Sparse Metabolic Networks, Shelley D. Copley, Ph.D., Eric Smith, Ph.D., and Harold J. Morowitz, Ph.D., 14. Redox Homeostasis in the Emergence of Life. On the Constant Internal Environment of Nascent Living Cells, John F. Allen, Ph.D. 15. Reconstruction of the Molecular Origin of Life. Edward N. Trifonov, Ph.D., 16. How Primordial Cells Assembled Biosynthetic Pathways, Marco Fondi, Ph.D., Giovanni Emiliani, Ph.D., Renato Fani, Ph.D., 17. On the Emergence of Pre-Genetic Information. Ernesto Di Mauro, Ph.D., 18. Implications For An RNA-Clay World: Interaction Of Cytosine With Clay Minerals, A. Pucci, Ph.D., et al. 19. Viruses and Life: Can There Be One Without the Other? Matti Jalasvuori, Ph.D., and Jaana K.H. Bamford, Ph.D., 20. The Origin of Eukaryotes: Archae, Bacteria, Viruses and Horizontal Gene Transfer, R. Joseph, Ph.D. 21. What Can the Origin of Life on Earth Tell Us About the Cosmos? Stephen Freeland, Ph.D., and Gayle K. Philip, Ph.D. PART II: Extra-Terrestrial Abiogenesis 22. 1. Biological Cosmology and the Origins of Life in the Universe, R. Joseph, Ph.D., Rudolf Schild, Ph.D 23. First Life in the Oceans of Primordial-Planets: The Biological Big Bang. C.H. Gibson, Ph.D., N.C. Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., R.E. Schild, Ph.D 24. Genetics Indicates Extra-Terrestrial Origins of Life: the First Gene. R. Joseph, Ph.D., Rudolf Schild, Ph.D., N.C. Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.,


The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author by : Jane Wagner
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins
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Description : This side-splitting yet dramatic tour-de-force features a dazzling parade of characters immediately familiar to the coast-to-coast Wagner/Tomlin fans. Enhanced with remarkable onstage photographs of Tomlin. 78 halftones. (Poetry/Plays)


Life In The Universe

Author by : Jean Heidmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Companies
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Description : Discusses the possibility of life existing on other planets and communicating with other worlds


Mysteries Of Life And The Universe

Author by : William H. Shore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harcourt
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Description : Such contributors as Diane Ackerman, Anthony Aveni, and other top scientists emphasize the breadth and humanity of scientific endeavors as they fuse hard science with personal anecdotes in essays