576. Books on genetics and evolution
Jeffrey Bennett Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future, 2008.
Astrobiology blends astronomy, biology, and geology to look for life on other planets. Jeffrey Bennett looks at recent findings in the field. In addition, he explores what they tell us about the future of our species on this planet and beyond.
Richard A. Forney Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, 1997.
Paleontologist Richard A. Fortney looks at the history of life on the planet Earth.
Marc Kirschner The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma, 2005.
Biologists Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart look at issues that have puzzled scientists studying evolution for over a hundred years. With the latest research, they provide solutions to the problems.
William Schopf Cradle of Life: The Discovery of the Earth’s Earliest Fossils, 1999.
For years, scientists couldn’t find fossils of early animals before the Cambrian Period. Paleobiologist William Schopf tells how he became involved in the field and discovered fossilized microorganisms that were three and a half billion years old. His discovery completely revolutionized paleobiology.
Seth Shostak Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, 2009.
Based on our knowledge of extraterrestrial life, Seth Shostak speculates on what we may find out about life on other planets and how and why their intelligence will likely far exceed our own.
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