Exploring the Origin, Extent, and Future of Life

Cambridge Astrobiology

Book 4
Cambridge University Press
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Where did we come from? Are we alone? Where are we going? These are the questions that define the field of astrobiology. New discoveries about life on Earth, the increasing numbers of extrasolar planets being identified, and the technologies being developed to locate and characterize Earth-like planets around other stars are continually challenging our views of nature and our connection to the rest of the universe. In this book, philosophers, historians, ethicists, and theologians provide the perspectives of their fields on the research and discoveries of astrobiology. A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers, the book provides an introduction to astrobiology, and explores subjects such as the implications of current origin of life research, the possible discovery of extraterrestrial microbial life, and the possibility of altering the environment of Mars.
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About the author

Constance M. Bertka is an Adjunct Professor at the Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. Until recently, she was Director of the Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Published on
3 Sep 2009
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Pages
337
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ISBN
9781139480673
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Theology
Science / Astronomy
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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