Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis Of) Alien Life
An engrossing and revelatory first look at the search for alien life—on Earth and beyond
For the past twenty years, Peter Ward has been at the forefront of popular science writing, with books such as the influential and controversial Rare Earth. In Life as We Do Not Know It, Ward, with his signature blend of eloquence, humor, and learned insight, vividly details the latest scientific findings, cutting-edge research, and intrepid new theories on the subject of alien life and the possible extraterrestrial origins of life on Earth. In lucid, entertaining, and bold prose, Peter Ward once again challenges our notions of life on earth (and beyond).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ScoutJ - LibraryThing
A really intriguing look at the search for life here on earth as well as in the stars. Ward presents some compelling arguments for destinations and processes. Additionally, he tackles the topic of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JayDugger - LibraryThing
This strikes me as an adequate, if opinionated, popular science text. The author would do better to concentrate the text with more science and less filler. For example, I do not care at all that the ... Read full review
What Is Life?
What Is Earth Life?
Life as We Do Not Know It
The Artificial Synthesis of Life 9
Are There Aliens Already on Earth?
Why There May Be Aliens
Mercury and Venus
Chapter 9 Fossils on the Moon
Implications Ethics and Dangers
Send Paleontologists to Mars and Biochemists to Titan
A Forest of Life?
Chapter IO Mars 74