The Fifth Miracle: Search for the Origins of Life (Penguin Press Science)

The Fifth Miracle: Search for the Origins of Life (Penguin Press Science)

by P.C.W.Davies (Author)

Synopsis

This work examines what is perhaps science's ultimate question: the origins of life on earth. Paul Davies presents a series of recent discoveries which are leading to some startling theories about the origins of life on earth. New life forms have been discovered in bizarre habitats: deep underground and under the ocean floor. The conditions thought to be necessary for life have thus been radically revised and this has led to the realization that life could very well exist on other planets hither to thought to be inhospitable. Further, cosmic impacts can transport these rock-dwelling micro-organisms from planet to planet across the solar system and beyond. so life could quite easily travel from earth to other planets. Indeed, life could have arrived on earth from elsewhere.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 02 Mar 2000

ISBN 10: 0140282262
ISBN 13: 9780140282269
Book Overview: Paul Davies is the author of some 20 books, including The Mind of God and About Time , both shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.