×


 x 

Shopping cart
9%OFFStevenson, David S. - The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe) - 9783319529103 - V9783319529103
Stock image for illustration purposes only - book cover, edition or condition may vary.

The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe)

€ 43.99
€ 40.16
You save € 3.83!
FREE Delivery in Ireland
Description for The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe) Paperback. Series: Astronomers' Universe. Num Pages: 456 pages, 1 black & white illustrations, 69 colour illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: PGS; PSAJ; VXQB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155. .
This book looks at the persistence of life and how difficult it would be to annihilate life, especially a species as successful as humanity. The idea that life in general is fragile is challenged by the hardiness of microbes, which shows that astrobiology on exoplanets and other satellites must be robust and plentiful. Microbes have adapted to virtually every niche on the planet, from the deep, hot biosphere, to the frigid heights of the upper troposphere. Life, it seems, is almost indestructible. The chapters in this work examine the various scenarios that might lead to the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Springer
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Series
Astronomers' Universe
Condition
New
Number of Pages
456
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
ISBN
9783319529103
SKU
V9783319529103
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-3

About Stevenson, David S.
David Stevenson was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1968. He studied Molecular Biology at Glasgow University and obtained a PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge. He then studied Astronomy and Planetary Sciences and Geophysics and Geochemistry (S267) at the OU. After ... Read more

Reviews for The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe)
This book is part of Springer's Astronomer's Universe series and is an excellent read for anyone having broad interests. The author writes fluently with a light touch, making for an enjoyable read ... . Each chapter ends with a conclusion and references, and the book with a Glossary and Index. The breadth and depth of the coverage, weaving together geology, ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe)