The basic principles of astrobiology caught on, and perhaps a thousand scientists worldwide are now engaged in research that would fall under this rubric. Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross have written a book about astrobiology that provides a general introduction to this new field. Plaxco is a member of the chemistry faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Gross is a prolific science writer based in Oxford, England, whose other recent books include "Light and Life," "Travels to the Nanoworld," and "Life on the Edge."
by David Deamer |
October 09, 2006