Life on Earth-- and Beyond: An Astrobiologist's Quest
Is there life beyond Earth?
NASA astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay has searched the earth's most extreme environments on his quest to understand what factors are necessary to sustain life.
Pamela S. Turner offers readers an inside look at Dr. McKay's research, explaining his findings and his hopes for future exploration both on Earth and beyond. Behind-the-scenes photos capture Dr. McKay, his expeditions, and the amazing microbes that survive against all odds.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ajohns75 - LibraryThing
I think this is a great read especially for the students who are learning about Earth and potential for life on other planets in science classes. The setup structure of the text was easy to follow and ... Read full review
LIFE ON EARTH--AND BEYOND: An Astrobiologist's QuestUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Astrobiologists can't travel to extraterrestrial locations for their research—yet—so they make do with extreme environments on Earth. To learn how life might survive on Mars and beyond, NASA ... Read full review
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