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The Resource The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov

The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov

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The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet
Title
The life of super-Earths
Title remainder
how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet
Statement of responsibility
Dimitar Sasselov
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exoplanetary astronomy. Just recently, arsenic-based bacteria was discovered in a California lake-both puzzling and electrifying the scientific world. In The Life of Super-Earths, expert astronomer Dimitar Sasselov aims to highlight these groundbreaking findings and explain how what we learn in the laboratory informs our investigation of the universe, and vice versa. The discovery of a New Earth, or other world, may be in our future. But a truly 'alien' life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. We may cross a milestone into the era of synthetic biology under the microscope. These breakthroughs will shed new light on our place in the universe and answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? The Life of Super-Earths offers nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of life and its place in the cosmos"--Provided by publisher
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Sasselov, Dimitar D
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.S27 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exobiology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Life
  • Life on other planets
  • SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
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The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-196) 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
Introduction : The mystery of life -- Extrasolar planets at last -- The world of planets -- Completing the Copernican revolution -- Chasing transits -- Super-Earth : a new type of planet -- Super-Earths : the hardest rocks in the universe -- The scale of life -- Origins of life : why planets? -- Life as a planetary phenomenon -- Places we could call home -- The passage of time : the universe is young, life is younger -- The future of life
Control code
ocm657595620
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780465021932
Lccn
2011036888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595620
  • (Sirsi) a1109984
Label
The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-196) 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
Introduction : The mystery of life -- Extrasolar planets at last -- The world of planets -- Completing the Copernican revolution -- Chasing transits -- Super-Earth : a new type of planet -- Super-Earths : the hardest rocks in the universe -- The scale of life -- Origins of life : why planets? -- Life as a planetary phenomenon -- Places we could call home -- The passage of time : the universe is young, life is younger -- The future of life
Control code
ocm657595620
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780465021932
Lccn
2011036888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595620
  • (Sirsi) a1109984

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