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The Resource Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin

Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin

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Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique
Title
Alone in the universe
Title remainder
why our planet is unique
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this ... new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy."--Provided by the publisher.ular science
Summary
Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy
Writing style
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10094947
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Gribbin, John R
Dewey number
525
Index
index present
LC call number
QB632
LC item number
.G75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Earth
  • Sun
  • Solar system
  • Collisions (Astrophysics)
  • SCIENCE / Physics
Target audience
adult
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why our planet is unique
Label
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-210) and index
Contents
Introduction: Once in a trillion -- Two paradoxes and an equation -- What's so special about our place in the Milky Way? -- What's so special about the Sun? -- What's so special about the Solar System? Wht's so special about the Earth? -- What's so special about the Cambrian explosion? I. Contingency and convergence -- What's so special about the Cambrian explosion? II. Hothouse Venus/Snowball Earth -- What's so special about us?
Control code
2011034995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 219 p.
Isbn
9781118147979
Lccn
2011034995
Label
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique, John Gribbin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-210) and index
Contents
Introduction: Once in a trillion -- Two paradoxes and an equation -- What's so special about our place in the Milky Way? -- What's so special about the Sun? -- What's so special about the Solar System? Wht's so special about the Earth? -- What's so special about the Cambrian explosion? I. Contingency and convergence -- What's so special about the Cambrian explosion? II. Hothouse Venus/Snowball Earth -- What's so special about us?
Control code
2011034995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 219 p.
Isbn
9781118147979
Lccn
2011034995

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