What Does a Martian Look Like: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life

Wiley, 2002 M10 25 - 369 páginas
"A 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!"
-Greg Bear

"I loved it."
-Larry Niven

"Ever 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."
-Gregory Benford

"A 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."
-Dougal Dixon, author of
After Man: A Zoology of the Future

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I chose this book to help me design an extraterrestrial species in a book I'm writing. It was not much help in that regard, but did have some interesting thoughts on the possibilities and makeup of extraterrestrial life. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - fpagan - LibraryThing

Bioguy Cohen and mathman Stewart smartly argue that extraterrestrial intelligence probably exists and is utterly unlike Earth's. They really tear into the _Rare Earth_ arguments of Ward & Brownlee (2000). Leer comentario completo

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JACK COHEN is an internationally known reproductive biologist and the coauthor, with Ian Stewart, of The Collapse of Chaos and Figments of Reality.

IAN STEWART is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University in the United Kingdom. Among his sixty published books are The Magical Maze and Life?s Other Secret, both from Wiley.

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