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Weird life : the search for life that is very, very different from our own / David Toomey

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材料类型
图书
作者
Twomey, David P.
出版资料
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., [2013]
出版资料
©2013

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版本
First edition.
载体形态
xviii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
书目
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-255) and index.
内容
Extremophiles -- A shadow biosphere -- Defining life -- Starting from scratch -- A bestiary of weird life -- Life from comets, life on stars, and life in the very far future -- Intelligent weird life -- Weird life in science fiction -- Weird life in the multiverse.
摘要
Science that sounds like science fiction. In recent years, scientists have hypothesized life-forms that can only be called "weird": organisms that live off acid rather than water, microbes that thrive at temperatures and pressure levels so extreme that their cellular structures should break down, perhaps even organisms that reproduce without DNA. Some of these strange life-forms, unrelated to all life we know, might be nearby: on rock surfaces in the American southwest, hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, or even in our own bodies. Some, stranger still, might live in Martian permafrost, swim in the dark oceans of Jupiter's moons, or survive in the exotic ices on comets. Others--the strangest of all--might inhabit the crusts of neutron stars, interstellar nebulae, or even other spatial dimensions. In Weird Life, David Toomey takes us on a breathtaking tour of a universe of hypothetical life, a universe of life as we do not know it. 10 illustrations.-- Provided by publisher.
主题
Life on other planets.
Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Space environment.
Biodiversity.
附加题名
Search for life that is very, very different from our own
国际标准书号
9780393071580 hardcover $25.95
0393071588 hardcover