Books

Astrobiology Books covering most Popular and Best Astronomy latest new books like Wonders of the Universe book by Brian Cox, David Catling Astrobiology: A very Short Introduction, Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub, The Eerie Silence by Paul Davies, Scientists Debate Gaia – Charley Lineweaver, Space on Earth microbiologist Charles Cockell, authors like Marc Kaufman and many more

  • The Oxygen Gap
    Vertebrate creatures first began moving from the world's oceans to land about 415 million years ago, then all but disappeared by 360 million years ago. The fossil record contains few examples of animals with backbones for the next 15 million years, and then suddenly vertebrates
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  • This Easter Island Earth
    In an ongoing tour of literature related to astrobiology, Linda Sauter reviews "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. While not overtly about astrobiology, "Collapse" can provide insights about the likely development of life and civilizations in the universe.
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  • Are There Aliens Already on Earth?
    Are there aliens living on Earth? Not the humanoid kind, with big eyes or glowing fingertips. But unfamiliar types of microscopic life, that doesn't use DNA. Geology professor Peter Ward thinks its possible. His new book, Life as We Do Not Know It, explains why.
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  • Strings in the Mirror?
    Like Lewis Carroll's Alice, who steps through the looking glass into a strange world, Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University professor of physics, began his search for extra dimensional worlds with the Twilight Zone episode, "Little Lost Girl."
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  • Roving Mars
    The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are the Energizer Bunnies of planetary exploration. Designed to last for only 90 days, they are still going strong after nearly two years. Their journeys on Mars have provided exquisite detail of the planet's surface, proving definitively
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  • Moondust
    The new book "Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth" shows how the Apollo program changed the lives of the astronauts who walked on the Moon. This leap to another world also colored our perception of what it means to be
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  • Seeing Forests in the Tree of Life
    Peter Ward, speaking at a NASA Director's Seminar, presented some ideas for changing the tree of life. This restructuring would not only embrace things like viruses, which are banished from the current tree, but would allow us to put into context some even odder
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  • Martian Methane Mystery
    In this excerpt from the new Forward to the paperback edition of "Lonely Planets", planetary scientist David Grinspoon ponders what the recent discovery of methane on Mars could mean for the possibility for life on the Red Planet.
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  • It Came Out of the Sky
    In this excerpt from the new Forward to the paperback edition of "Lonely Planets", planetary scientist David Grinspoon discusses the exciting discoveries unveiled by the twin rovers on Mars.
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  • The Search for Ourselves in the Cosmos
    Our senses alone offer only a narrow window on the physical universe, as Neil deGrasse Tyson writes in his four-part NOVA/PBS series, "Origins". The tour de force looks at how we measure our place in the universe based on the part of the universe
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