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Considering the development of life on Earth, the existence of life in extreme environments and the potential for life elsewhere in the Universe, this book gives a fascinating insight into our place in the Universe. Chris Impey leads the reader through the history, from the Copernican revolution to the emergence of the field of astrobiology - the study of life in the cosmos. He examines how life on Earth began, exploring its incredible variety and the extreme environments in which it can survive. Finally, Impey turns his attention to our Solar System and the planets beyond, discussing whether... more
Recommended by Tullis Onstott, and 1 others.

Tullis OnstottThe thing one should look for in a book like Chris’s is all the work being done on exoplanets (Source)

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A Traveler's Guide to Mars

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Tullis OnstottIt’s a good book, providing the reader with a fantastic history of the exploration of Mars and making the geology of Mars much more exciting. (Source)

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The Universe Below

Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea

Pulitzer Prize winner William J. Broad takes us on an adventure to the planet's last and most exotic frontier -- the depths of the sea. The Universe Below examines how we are illuminating its dark recesses as a wave of advanced technology quietly opens the Earth's largest and most mysterious environment.
Broad takes us on breathtaking dives and expeditions -- to the Azores, to the Titanic, to hot springs teeming with bizarre life, to icy fissures aswarm with gulper eels, vampire squids, and gelatinous beasts longer than a city bus. We meet legendary explorers and...
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Tullis OnstottHe goes back in time, to the voyage of the Beagle and other epic 19th-century expeditions where people were trying to figure out what was deep beneath the ocean (Source)

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Intelligent Life in the Universe

La disposición general de esta obra permanece como en la edición rusa: una presentación primero de formación astronómica, luego de la naturaleza de la vida y de su posible concurrencia en nuestro sistema solar y, finalmente, un tratamiento de la posibilidad de que existan en los planetas de otras estrellas civilizaciones técnicas comunicativas adelantadas. less

David BainbridgeBy the end of the book you realise that you’ve learnt so much about biology and chemistry and physics and how they are all linked together. (Source)

Tullis OnstottThis is the first astrobiology book. (Source)

James KastingA wonderful book that talked about the possibility not just of life but intelligent aliens, with whom we might one day communicate. (Source)

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The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor. less

Simon WinchesterA fantastic piece of science fiction – it’s basically about explorers who want to know what’s inside the earth. (Source)

Roxana BitoleanuIf I have to choose only one non-business book I would pick Jules Verne's "A journey to the center of the earth", as a symbolic journey to the unknown, deep down, just like our personal search for meaning, for our inner driver. (Source)

Tullis OnstottThe book has just enough science that it seems real. (Source)

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