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- DescriptionLife is a property of the universe. We may t kw how it began or where else it exists, but we have come to kw a great deal about how it relates to stars, planets, and the larger cosmos. In clear and compelling terms, this book shows how the emerging field of astrobiology investigates the nature of life in space. How did life begin? How common is it? Where do we fit in? These are the important questions that astrobiology seeks to answer. A truly interdisciplinary endeavor, astrobiology looks at the evidence of astromy, biology, physics, chemistry, and a host of other fields. A grand narrative emerges, beginning from the smallest, most common particles yet producing amazing complexity and order. Lucas Mix is a congenial guide through the depths of astrobiology, exploring how the presence of planets around other stars affects our kwledge of our own; how water, carbon, and electrons interact to form life as we kw it; and, how the processes of evolution and entropy act upon every living thing. This book also reveals that our understanding and our context are deeply intertwined. It shows how much astrobiology can tell us about who we are - as a planet, as a species, and as individuals.
- Author BiographyLucas John Mix received his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard and now teaches courses on science and religion while working as a priest in the Episcopal Church in Seattle.
- Author(s)Lucas John Mix
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication03/04/2009
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note35 line illustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width159 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine30 mm
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