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The Stardust Revolution by Jacob Berkowitz

The Stardust Revolution

The Stardust Revolution by Jacob Berkowitz
Sep 18, 2012 | 376 Pages
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“Our ancestors are stars in this ‘extreme genealogy,’ which follows the history of discoveries that blossomed into a new field. . . . Berkowitz gracefully chronicles the work and passion of physicists, chemists, and other ‘stardust scientists’ who probe the universe for signs of life.”
Scientific American

“An engaging, lively discussion of the astronomy and biology underpinning the new sciences of astrochemistry and astrobiology…. A pleasurable read…. Highly recommended.”

“[An] intriguing look at . . . ‘stardust science,’ a surprising blend of astronomy and evolutionary biology. . . . With an engaging tone and accessible science, Berkowitz shows how the current search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars could also reveal [other life-forms] born of the same dust that made us.”
Publishers Weekly

“With a delightfully readable style, Berkowitz illuminates the greatest scientific story of our time: the search for humanity’s origin and place in the cosmos.”
Steven J. Dick, former NASA chief historian and author of Life on Other Worlds

“In [t]his lively and meticulous book, Berkowitz tells the incredible story of how we’re discovering our true cosmic origins—reflected in every atom, molecule, and grain of matter in the universe. Read it and you’ll never look at the night sky, or yourself, the same way again.”
Dr. Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University and author of Gravity’s Engines

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