What Does a Martian Look Like

What Does a Martian Look Like

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qA fascinating and useful handbook to both the science and science fiction of extraterrestrial life. Cohen and Stewart are amusing, opinionated, and expert guides. I found it a terrific and informative piece of work-nothing else like it!q -Greg Bear qI loved it.q -Larry Niven qEver wonder about what aliens could be like? The world authority is Jack Cohen, a professional biologist who has thought long and hard about the vast realm of possibilities. This is an engaging, swiftly moving study of alien biology, a subject with bounds and constraints these authors plumb with verve and intelligence.q -Gregory Benford qA celebration of life off Earth. A hearteningly optimistic book, giving a much-needed antidote to the pessimism of astrobiologists who maintain that we are alone in the universe-a stance based on a very narrow view of what could constitute life. A triumph of speculative nonfiction.q -Dougal Dixon, author of After Man: A Zoology of the FutureThe theory does not concern carbon directly, but it changes our view of the production of all of the elements that are ... many meteorites contain elements that form from the radioactive decay of unusual isotopes of aluminium and calcium, andanbsp;...

Title:What Does a Martian Look Like
Author:Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2003-02-03


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