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The Maverick Science of Astrobiology

Basic Books, New York (2001)

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"... a must-have for anyone interested in biology, evolution, or the new and startling discoveries we may expect to find in the coming decades ..."
Astronomy magazine

"... an enthralling introduction to the new science of astrobiology and the old, still exhilarating philosophical question of our place in the universe."
– Lynn Margulis, author of Symbiotic Planet

"A lucid and surprisingly accurate introduction to the field of astrobiology and a thoughtful response to the Rare Earth hypothesis. Carl Sagan would have been pleased to see this."
– James R. Kasting, Penn State Astrobiology Research Center

Read the first two chapters