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The Resource Lucky Planet : Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe, (electronic resource)

Lucky Planet : Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe, (electronic resource)

Label
Lucky Planet : Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe
Title
Lucky Planet
Title remainder
Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why Earth's life-friendly climate makes it exceptional?and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial lifeWe have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our own. Yet even as we become aware of the vast expanses beyond our solar system, it remains clear that Earth is exceptional. The question is: why? In Lucky Planet, astrobiologist David Waltham argues that Earth's climate stability is what makes it uniquely able to support life, and it is nothing short of luck that made such conditions possible. The four billion year
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waltham, David
Dewey number
577.2/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH543
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioclimatology
  • Life
  • Life on other planets
  • Earth (Planet)
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Bioclimatology
  • Life on other planets
  • Life
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Lucky Planet : Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A Tale of Two Planets; 1. Almost Too Good to Be True; 2. Mediocrity; 3. Rarely Earth; 4. Constant Change; 5. Air Conditioning; 6. Snowballs and Greenhouses; 7. Staggering Through Time; 8. Music of the Spheres; 9. Force of Nature; 10. Pond Weeds and Daisies; 11. Life's Big Bang; 12. Eclipse; 13. The Dark Side of the Moon; 14. Gaia or Goldilocks?; Epilogue: Siblings; Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
ebr10860286
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870946323
Label
Lucky Planet : Why Earth is Exceptional--and What That Means for Life in the Universe, (electronic resource)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A Tale of Two Planets; 1. Almost Too Good to Be True; 2. Mediocrity; 3. Rarely Earth; 4. Constant Change; 5. Air Conditioning; 6. Snowballs and Greenhouses; 7. Staggering Through Time; 8. Music of the Spheres; 9. Force of Nature; 10. Pond Weeds and Daisies; 11. Life's Big Bang; 12. Eclipse; 13. The Dark Side of the Moon; 14. Gaia or Goldilocks?; Epilogue: Siblings; Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
ebr10860286
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870946323

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