Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

ISBN: 9780241406793 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Arik Kershenbaum Editură: Penguin Books Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 288 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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DISCOVER HOW LIFE REALLY WORKS - ON EARTH AND IN SPACE

'Crawls with curious facts' The Sunday Times

'A fascinating plunge into the deep-time history of life on Earth and animal evolution in all its glorious diversity . . . To comprehend the alien is to know thyself' The Times

We are unprepared for the greatest discovery of modern science. Scientists are confident that there is alien life across the universe yet we have not moved beyond our perception of 'aliens' as Hollywood stereotypes. The time has come to abandon our fixation on alien monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing.

Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin's theory of evolution - which applies throughout the universe - Cambridge zoologist Dr Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like: how these creatures will move, socialise and communicate.

For example, by observing fishes whose electrical pulses indicate social status, we can see that other planets might allow for communication by electricity. As there was evolutionary pressure to wriggle along a sea floor, Earthling animals tend to have left/right symmetry; on planets where creatures evolved mid-air or in soupy tar they might be lacking any symmetry at all.

Might there be an alien planet with supersonic animals? Will they scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? Is the universe swarming with robots? Dr Kershenbaum uses cutting-edge science to paint an entertaining and compelling picture of extra-terrestrial life.

Limba
Engleza
Tip Carte
Enciclopedie
Autor
Arik Kershenbaum
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Penguin Books Ltd
Inaltime
22.2
Latime
13.8
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
288
Subtitlu
What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens - and about Ourselves
Bic
JHMP, JMAL, PBUD, PDZ, PNR, PS, PSAJ, PSAK, PSV, PSVP
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