Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe

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Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe
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The sweeping diversity of complex life on Earth, Ward and Brownlee argue, evolved out of an extraordinary set of physical conditions and chance events that would be extremely hard to duplicate- though not impossible. Many planets throughout the vastness of the Universe may be teeming with microbial
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Argues that, while primitive organisms such as microbes are likely abundant in the universe, advanced life and multicellular organisms are incredibly rare, as they require a myriad of special circumstances to survive.

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Argues that, while primitive organisms such as microbes are likely abundant in the universe, advanced life and multicellular organisms are incredibly rare, as they require a myriad of special circumstances to survive.

The sweeping diversity of complex life on Earth, Ward and Brownlee argue, evolved out of an extraordinary set of physical conditions and chance events that would be extremely hard to duplicate- though not impossible. Many planets throughout the vastness of the Universe may be teeming with microbial life, but advancement beyond this stage is very rare. Everyone with an interest in the possible extent of life in the Universe and the nature of life's evolution on our own planet will be fascinated by RARE EARTH.

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Publisher: Copernicus Books
Publish Date: Dec 2003
ISBN-13: 9780387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.24
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 387952896
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