The Science Shelf.
The Life of Super-Earths
c/o Perseus Books Group
387 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016
9780465021932, $25.99, www.basicbooks.com
The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet comes from a renowned astronomer and planet hunter who considers how life came to be. The answers to this question may lie in planets billions of miles and millions of light-years from us, and involves exploring other Earth-like planets. THE LIFE OF SUPEREARTHS adopts a chatty tone as it considers the latest advances in this area, offering a history of the hunt for planets beyond our solar system and explaining planetary environments and their connections to the origins of life. An outstanding survey evolves.
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|Title Annotation:||"The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet"|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2012|
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