[Ebook] ↠ Goldilocks and the Water Bears Author Louisa Preston – Ebats.us

Goldilocks and the Water Bears Astrobiology Is The Study Of Life In The Universe From Its Origins To Its Evolution Into Intelligent Sentient Beings All Life As We Know It Is Carbon Based, Reliant On Sources Of Liquid Water And Energy For Its Survival, And As Far As We Are Aware, Exists Only On Earth.Our Planet Occupies A Unique Spot In The Solar System It Is Just The Right Distance From The Sun Within The So Called Goldilocks Zone To Be Not Too Hot Or Too Cold For Liquid Water To Be Stable On Its Surface, Which, Together With A Protective Shielding Atmosphere, Allowed The Four Billion Year Journey From A Single Celled Organism To An Upright Humanoid Species Most Of Primordial Life, If Seen Today, Would Be Classified As Alien, As It Bears Little Resemblance To Anything That Currently Exists.We Can Learn Much About The Possibilities Of Extraterrestrial Life By Studying Life Forms From Our Planet S History And By Exploring Organisms Still Present In Harsh Environments On Earth That Mimic Those On Other Worlds These Organisms, Called Extremophiles, Are Directing Our Search For Alien Life Throughout The Solar System And Beyond Could We One Day Find Earth S Toughest Animal, The Microscopic Water Bear, Living Under The Surface Of Another World Goldilocks And The Water Bears Is An Accessible Introduction To The Most Fascinating Of All The Astro Sciences The Quest To Learn Whether We Are Alone In The Universe.

[Ebook] ↠ Goldilocks and the Water Bears  Author Louisa Preston – Ebats.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Goldilocks and the Water Bears
  • Louisa Preston
  • 03 May 2018
  • 1472920090

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ Goldilocks and the Water Bears Author Louisa Preston – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    Although it made me cringe, don t be put off by the title this is a book about the equally strangely named astrobiology the author says it combines biology and space i.e the biology and environmental considerations of potential alien life, but strictly the name means the biology of stars , which is potentially a very interesting subject.The Goldilocks part of the title, as most readers will recognise, refers to the Goldilocks zone the region around a star where a planet would be not to Although it made me cringe, don t be put off by the title this is a book about the equally strangely named astrobiology the author says it combines biology and space i.e the biology and environmental considerations of potential alien life, but strictly the name means the biology of stars , which is potentially a very interesting subject.The Goldilocks part of the title, as most readers will recognise, refers to the Goldilocks zone the region around a star where a planet would be not too hot, not too cold but just right for carbon based, water dependent life As Louisa Preston makes clear, this is no longer given the significance it once was, as some of the best candidates for low level life in our solar system are the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, which appear to have liquid water oceans under a thick ice crust Even so, the concept is useful.As for the water bears, they were far and above my f...


  2. says:

    The best thing about the book is that title It s just inspired Unfortunately, it s also misleading actual tardigrades are covered in about three pages, buried in the middle of the book Most of it is about the search for other life in the universe, what it might look like, where we might find it, and how it might survive Granted, the blurb does say that, calling it a tale of the origins and evolution of life, and the quest to find it on other planets, on moons, in other galaxies, and throug The best thing about the book is that title It s just inspired Unfortunately, it s also misleading actual tardigrades are covered in about three pages, buried in the middle of the book Most of it is about the search for other life in the universe, what it might look like, where we might find it, and how it might survive Granted, the blurb does say that, c...


  3. says:

    No rating Did not finish.I got about halfway through this book and couldn t keep going I got the impression the author thinks her readers are all living under a rock and are too stupid to understand anything that hasn t been written in overly simplistic language She also doesn t care enough about her readers to be bothered to check the information she includes in her book There were numerous ...


  4. says:

    Another book with a really interesting title and one that holds a promise of being a great read but unfortunately doesn t quite hit the mark Dry in its presentation and quite repetitive it only seems to lead the reader on while also helping the reader to find other distractions to take their mind away from the contents of the book The author did have her moments though within the pages There is the fact that she does acknowledge and ...


  5. says:

    Searching for habitable worlds Earth has a unique spot in the solar system it is just at the right distance from the Sun so that water stays in liquid form so that life could be born and evolve A protective shielding of the atmosphere from harmful ionizing radiation from the parent star would be essential for sustained evolution The planet must also have a stable atmosphere for life The habitable worlds could be rocky planets or rocky moons as we have been learning from recent discoveries th Searching for habitable worlds Earth has a unique spot in the solar system it is just at the right distance from the Sun so that water stays in liquid form so that life could be born and evolve A protective shielding of the atmosphere from harmful ionizing radiation from the parent star would be essential for sustained evolution The planet must also have a stable atmosphere for life The habitable worlds could be rocky planets or rocky moons as we have been learning from recent discoveries that Europa and Ganymede, two Jovian moons, and Enceladus, moo...


  6. says:

    An astrobiologist from the University of London provides an overview of life what it is, what it requires, how it may have emerged on Earth, and how it could exist elsewhere The focus is on the planets of the Solar system, bu...


  7. says:

    Fun pop science book about tardigrades, science, space, and other cool topics A littlesimplistic than I d prefer, but enjoyable nonetheless I got through the audiobook version and the narrator did a great job Not sure what it is about British narrators that just make books sound amazing, but it...


  8. says:

    This is a really good introductory book to the field of astrobiology and what it takes for a planet to be habitable I read this as research for a scifi story I m writing, an I m really glad I did, it s really educational and touches on most of the same bits as the documentaries I watched Like Richard Hammond s How to Build a Planet did, but it covered those stepsin depth and also went into some other requirements for a habitability Like, before I read this book, I had no idea that plat This is a really good introductory book to the field of astrobiology and what it takes for a planet to be habitable I read this as research for a scifi story I m writing, an I m really glad I did, it s really educational and tou...


  9. says:

    This took about 5 months for me to read Because of that the rather extreme repetition wasn t so bad as I never had trouble picking up where I left off After a hilarious and promising intro the book becomes a collection of about 200 mini essays that often cover the exact same information This boo...


  10. says:

    Finish this some day, it s really good

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