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Author Murdin, Paul, author.

Title Are we being watched? : the search for life in the cosmos / Paul Murdin.

Publication Info. New York : Thames & Hudson, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  520 MURDIN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  520 MUR    Check Shelf
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 218) and index.
Summary Murdin invites readers to join him in exploring an extraordinary array of evidence on how life developed on Earth, and how it could have developed on other planets. He examines who forms it might take, and how likely we are to be able to communicate with aliens if we do make contact.
Contents Introduction: In search of new lands and peoples -- The century of astrobiology -- Other worlds -- In search of alien intelligence -- Life in the Solar System -- The Earth, life's home -- Life gets going -- The spark of life's beginning -- Evolution of a planet -- The evolution of life -- The Sun: source of vital- or death-dealing- energy -- Life and the climate -- Considering disasters -- Mars: dead or alive? -- Ice world: Europa -- Glimpses of the Old Earth: Enceladus and Titan -- Are we lonely, or really alone? -- Glossary.
Subject Life on other planets.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Cosmology. (OCoLC)fst00880600
Life on other planets. (OCoLC)fst00998301
Au├čerirdisches Leben (DE-601)104768088
ISBN 9780500516713
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