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Weird Life

The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different From Our Own
Toomey, David M. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Introduces unusual life-forms and the scientists who search for them and traces the discoveries of unfamiliar life forms in extreme areas of the solar system.
Authors: Toomey, David M.
Title: Weird life
the search for life that is very, very different from our own
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xviii, 268 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Toomey
Contents: Prologue
Extremophiles
A shadow biosphere
Defining life
Starting from scratch
A bestiary of weird life
Life from comets, life on stars, and life in the very far future
Intelligent weird life
Weird life in science fiction
Weird life in the multiverse
Epilogue
Summary: Introduces unusual life-forms and the scientists who search for them and traces the discoveries of unfamiliar life forms in extreme areas of the solar system.
ISBN: 0393071588
9780393071580
Branch Call Number: 571 T672w 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-255) and index
Subject Headings: Animals, Mythical Life on other planets Extreme environments Adaptation (Biology) Ecology Curiosities and wonders Organisms Life (Biology)
Topical Term: Animals, Mythical
Life on other planets
Extreme environments
Adaptation (Biology)
Ecology
Curiosities and wonders
Organisms
Life (Biology)
LCCN: 2012042391
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Includes current research of the biological avant-garde with language that gets the science girl in me all worked up. Words like extremophile, shadow biosphere, intelligent weird life. The pictures do the same: the methane ice worm, for example. Are you kidding me?


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