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Author Sasselov, Dimitar D.
Title The life of super-Earths [electronic resource] : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet / Dimitar Sasselov.
Published New York : Basic Books, c2012.
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 Electronic Book  QH326 .S27 2012eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 202 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-196) and index.
Contents Introduction : The mystery of life -- Extrasolar planets at last -- The world of planets -- Completing the Copernican revolution -- Chasing transits -- Super-Earth : a new type of planet -- Super-Earths : the hardest rocks in the universe -- The scale of life -- Origins of life : why planets? -- Life as a planetary phenomenon -- Places we could call home -- The passage of time : the universe is young, life is younger -- The future of life.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Exobiology.
Synthetic biology.
Extrasolar planets.
Life -- Origin.
Life on other planets.
Related To Print version: Sasselov, Dimitar D. The life of super-Earths. New York : Basic Books, c2012. 9780465021932 046502193X 0465023401 (DLC) 2011036888
ISBN 0465023401 (electronic bk.)
9780465023400 (electronic bk.)
9780465021932 (hardback)
046502193X (hardback)