The Resource The search for our cosmic ancestry, Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, UK

The search for our cosmic ancestry, Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, UK

Label
The search for our cosmic ancestry
Title
The search for our cosmic ancestry
Statement of responsibility
Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, UK
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia developed by Fred Hoyle and the present author in the 1970's has been vindicated by a spate of new discoveries in astronomy and biology, and also with startling new evidence of microbial fossils in meteorites and micrometeorites. The recent Kepler Telescope searches for exoplanets have indicated the presence of over 100 billion habitable planets separated by only a few light years,
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.8/39
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.W534 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The search for our cosmic ancestry, Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, UK
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The: genesis of panspermia -- The primordial soup and evolution -- Cosmological context -- From dust to life -- Comets -- Cosmic viruses in our genes -- Evidence from epidemics -- Microorganisms entering the Earth -- Planets of life in the solar system -- Search for exoplanets -- Search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- Meteorite clues -- Comet impacts and civilization -- The mystery of red rain
Control code
ocn894894775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814616973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33285664
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894894775
  • ebsco9814616982

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