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The Cosmic Origins of Life

By John Gribbin

A fascinating new exploration of the fundamental questions of life.

John Gribbin examines how, and when, life in our Solar System began. Along the way he answers two questions: if living things are comprised of the same basic building blocks as inanimate ones, what is the spark that leads to life? And should we expect to find life elsewhere in the universe?

The Cosmic Origins of Life is a journey through astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, genetics, physics and metaphysics – travelling from the smallest of cells to the entire Universe. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson, or The Grand Design by Leonard Mlodinow and Stephen Hawking.

John Gribbin is an award-winning science writer best known for his book In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat. He studied astrophysics under Fred Hoyle in Cambridge, before working as a science journalist for Nature and later the New Scientist, and is now a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

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