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The Resource Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin. --

Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin. --

Label
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique
Title
Alone in the universe
Title remainder
why our planet is unique
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin. --
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gribbin, John
Dewey number
525
Index
index present
LC call number
QB632
LC item number
.G75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collisions (Astrophysics)
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Sun
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
Label
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin. --
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-210) and index
Extent
xv, 219 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781118147979
Lccn
2011034995
System control number
  • 1454910
  • 693972
Label
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin. --
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-210) and index
Extent
xv, 219 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781118147979
Lccn
2011034995
System control number
  • 1454910
  • 693972

Library Locations

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