How Life on Earth is Affected by Earth's Unique Placement and Orientation in Our Solar System : An Anthology of Current Thought

Title

How Life on Earth is Affected by Earth's Unique Placement and Orientation in Our Solar System : An Anthology of Current Thought

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Description

By Eric M. Monier.

This fascinating anthology explores how life on Earth has formed and been influenced by where Earth is in relation to the Sun and the other planets. Written by renowned scientists and published in esteemed journals, each article explores a variety of topics on the subject. How threatened are we by asteroids? Will our life source, the Sun, eventually kill us? Is there a possibility for life on other planets? The editor introduces these questions and many others that are both timely and timeless.

ISBN

1404203923

Publication Date

2006

Publication Information

New York : Rosen, 2006.

192 p. ; 23 cm.

Series: Contemporary discourse in the field of astronomy

Disciplines

Physics

Department

Physics

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: QB503 .H69 2006

CONTENTS: Radiation from space -- The formation and position of a life-bearing planet -- The role of the sun -- Protected by the atmosphere -- Encounters with asteroids -- The beginnings of life.