LONE IN THE UNIVERSE? by John W. Macvey

LONE IN THE UNIVERSE?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Intriguing is the one word that can describe this volume which gives authoritative detailed descriptions of what kind of life might possibly exist on other types of planets than our own in the universe. In a speculative, almost ""science-fiction""-, but carefully controlled text, this scientist author ""suggests"" what forms life could take in such worlds as one in decline because of low surface gravity; one that is a ""chemical cauldron"" because of excessive gravity that retains a dense rosive atmosphere of mixed gases; one covered by water; one lying much farther from its sun than we are; one in an early stage of biological evolution; one under variable sun, and under twin suns. These fascinating descriptions exhibit a scientific knowledge that is truly impressive, and the author's style caters to the intelligent reader with some basic knowledge in the sciences. For most serious science collections.

Publisher: Macmillan