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The Resource Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee

Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee

Label
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Title
Rare earth
Title remainder
why complex life is uncommon in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Peter Douglas
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.W336 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brownlee, Donald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
Label
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-315) 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
Why life might be widespread in the universe -- Habitable zones of the universe -- Building a habitable Earth -- Life's first appearance on Earth -- How to build animals -- Snowball Earth -- The enigma of the Cambrian explosion -- Mass extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- The surprising importance of plate tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth Hypotheses -- Assessing the odds -- Messengers from the stars
Control code
ocm40996050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780387987019
Lccn
99020532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40996050
  • (Sirsi) a662579
Label
Rare earth : why complex life is uncommon in the universe, Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-315) 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
Why life might be widespread in the universe -- Habitable zones of the universe -- Building a habitable Earth -- Life's first appearance on Earth -- How to build animals -- Snowball Earth -- The enigma of the Cambrian explosion -- Mass extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- The surprising importance of plate tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth Hypotheses -- Assessing the odds -- Messengers from the stars
Control code
ocm40996050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780387987019
Lccn
99020532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40996050
  • (Sirsi) a662579

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