Astrobiology Of Earth: The Emergence, Evolution And Future Of Life On A Planet In Turmoil.

Astrobiology Of Earth: The Emergence, Evolution And Future Of Life On A Planet In Turmoil

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0199205809
  • ISBN 13: 9780199205806


Overview

Astrobiology of Earth studies the fortuitous combination of numerous cosmic factors that together produced the special environment which enabled the emergence, persistence and evolution of life on our own planet, culminating in humanity. This environment has been subject to constant and chaotic change during life's 3.6 billion year history. The geologically very recent appearance of humans and their effect on the biosphere isdiscussed in relation to its deterioration as well as climate change. The search for extraterrestrial life is considered with a view to the suggestion that humans may escape a depleted Earth by colonizing the universe.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: Eng
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Date Published: 2009
  • Authors: Joseph Gale