Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique

John Gribbin

The acclaimed writer of In seek of Schrödinger's Cat searches for all times on different planets

Are we by myself within the universe? without doubt amidst the immensity of the cosmos there has to be different clever existence in the market. do not be so certain, says John Gribbin, certainly one of modern-day most sensible well known technological know-how writers. during this interesting and exciting new booklet, Gribbin argues that the very life of clever lifestyles anyplace within the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's viewpoint, a miracle. So why is there lifestyles in the world and (seemingly) nowhere else? What occurred to make this planet exact? Taking us again a few six hundred million years, Gribbin permits you to event the sequence of detailed cosmic occasions that have been answerable for our precise kind of existence in the Milky means Galaxy.

  • Written through one in every of our most effective renowned technology writers, writer of the bestselling In seek of Schrödinger's Cat
  • Offers a daring resolution to the everlasting query, ""Are we by myself within the universe?""
  • Explores how the effect of a ""supercomet"" with Venus six hundred million years in the past created our moon, and in addition to it, the correct stipulations for all times on Earth

From certainly one of our such a lot proficient technological know-how writers, this ebook is a bold, attention-grabbing exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their effects, and the distinctiveness of existence on Earth.

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