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The Resource All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life, Jon Willis

All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life, Jon Willis

Label
All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life
Title
All these worlds are yours
Title remainder
the scientific search for alien life
Statement of responsibility
Jon Willis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine--and choose among--five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars’s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn’s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet’s ancient past. And he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a “second Earth” in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Jon
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
Label
All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life, Jon Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Alien extravaganza -- A universe fit for life? -- What on earth is life? -- A biological tour of our solar system -- Mars : the riddle in the sands -- Europa and Enceladus : life aquatic? -- Titan : nature's petrochemical plant -- Exoplanets : worlds without end -- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- The meaning of (alien) life?
Control code
ocn939993909
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300208696
Lccn
2015959236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939993909
  • (Sirsi) a1951601
Label
All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life, Jon Willis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Alien extravaganza -- A universe fit for life? -- What on earth is life? -- A biological tour of our solar system -- Mars : the riddle in the sands -- Europa and Enceladus : life aquatic? -- Titan : nature's petrochemical plant -- Exoplanets : worlds without end -- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- The meaning of (alien) life?
Control code
ocn939993909
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300208696
Lccn
2015959236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939993909
  • (Sirsi) a1951601

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