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Rare Earth

Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe

Rare Earth
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What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? What conditions are necessary for the emergence of intelligence? This title synthesizes information from astronomy, biology, and palaeontology, to apply what we know about the rise of life on Earth to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the Universe.
Springer; January 2000
368 pages;
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