The Resource The search for our cosmic ancestry, Chandra Wickramasinghe

The search for our cosmic ancestry, Chandra Wickramasinghe

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The search for our cosmic ancestry
Title
The search for our cosmic ancestry
Statement of responsibility
Chandra Wickramasinghe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wickramasinghe, Chandra
Dewey number
  • 576.8/39
  • 576.839
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.W534 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exobiology
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Life on other planets
Label
The search for our cosmic ancestry, Chandra Wickramasinghe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Prologue; Chapter 1: The Genesis of Panspermia; Chapter 2: The Primordial Soup and Evolution; Chapter 3: Cosmological Context; Chapter 4: From Dust to Life; Chapter 5: Comets; Evidence of Cometary Lakes in Comet Tempel 1; Chapter 6: Cosmic Viruses in Our Genes; Chapter 7: Evidence from Epidemics; Chapter 8: Microorganisms Entering the Earth; Chapter 9: Planets of Life in the Solar System; Mars; Mars Meteorite ALH84001; Giant Planets and Moons; Chapter 10: Search for Exoplanets; Chapter 11: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • Chapter 12: Meteorite CluesClassification of Meteorites; Organics in Meteorites; Organised Elements in Meteorites; Microfossils in Cometary Dust; Unexpected Evidence from a New Class of Meteorite; Polonnaruwa Meteorite; Chapter 13: Comet Impacts and Civilisation; Chapter 14: The Mystery of the Red Rain; Sri Lankan Red Rain; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814616980
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000575472
  • (EBL)1835756
  • (SSID)ssj0001287824
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12541643
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001287824
  • (PQKBWorkID)11291202
  • (PQKB)11019873
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1835756
  • (WSP)00009245
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000575472
Label
The search for our cosmic ancestry, Chandra Wickramasinghe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Prologue; Chapter 1: The Genesis of Panspermia; Chapter 2: The Primordial Soup and Evolution; Chapter 3: Cosmological Context; Chapter 4: From Dust to Life; Chapter 5: Comets; Evidence of Cometary Lakes in Comet Tempel 1; Chapter 6: Cosmic Viruses in Our Genes; Chapter 7: Evidence from Epidemics; Chapter 8: Microorganisms Entering the Earth; Chapter 9: Planets of Life in the Solar System; Mars; Mars Meteorite ALH84001; Giant Planets and Moons; Chapter 10: Search for Exoplanets; Chapter 11: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • Chapter 12: Meteorite CluesClassification of Meteorites; Organics in Meteorites; Organised Elements in Meteorites; Microfossils in Cometary Dust; Unexpected Evidence from a New Class of Meteorite; Polonnaruwa Meteorite; Chapter 13: Comet Impacts and Civilisation; Chapter 14: The Mystery of the Red Rain; Sri Lankan Red Rain; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814616980
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000575472
  • (EBL)1835756
  • (SSID)ssj0001287824
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12541643
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001287824
  • (PQKBWorkID)11291202
  • (PQKB)11019873
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1835756
  • (WSP)00009245
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000575472

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