By David Darling
Life Everywhere is the first book to lay out for a general reader what the new science of astrobiology is all about. It asks the fascinating questions researchers are asking themselves and one another:
-- What is life?
-- How does it originate?
-- How often does life survive once it arises?
-- How does evolution work?
-- What determines whether complex or even intelligent life will emerge from more primitive forms?
Informed by interviews with most of the experts in this nascent subject, Life Everywhere introduces readers to one of the most important scientific disciplines of the coming century.