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We Are Not Alone

Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Extraterrestrial life exists and there is evidence to prove it.

The book that ignited the astronomy community has come back for everyone else

This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries - from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites - there is a powerful case for life on the Red Planet and beyond. Taking weird organisms on Earth as a starting point, Schulze-Makuch and Darling explore what forms extraterrestrial life might take and where it may reside. From the noxious clouds of Venus to the methane rains of Titan, We Are Not Alone provides a captivating tour of the Solar System and shows that it's much more crowded than we previously realised.

About The Authors

Dr Dirk Schulze-Makuch is currently an Associate Professor in Astrobiology at Washington State University. His research has been widely published in media ranging from academic journals to The New Scientist.

David Darling is a science writer, astronomer and tutor. He is the author of nearly fifty books, including the bestselling Equations of Eternity. He lives in Dundee, Scotland.

Together with Agnijo Banerjee, he is the co-author of the Weird Maths trilogy, and The Biggest Number in the World.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (May 1, 2011)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851687886

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Raves and Reviews

"Packed with facts and written in an absorbing style, this book leaves you in no doubt that extraterrestrial microbes could yet be found in our Solar System."

– BBC Sky at Night

"A compelling landmark book that will take you on an exhilarating ride."

– Daily Express

"Informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining" (4/5 Stars)

– BBC Focus

"An exhilarating ride. The arguments advanced for the prevalence of life in the solar system are well developed and highly stimulating. I'm glad that I read it."

– The Times Higher Educational Supplement

"Well-written and provocative."

– New Scientist

"Compelling arguments and sound reasoning make a convincing case that primitive life forms exist on Mars and at various other places in our solar system." "A highly recommended case that brings the new possibility to readers of life at various levels. Conditions which are probably too hostile to permit life to exist - certainly life as we know it."

– Choice Magazine

"Bang up to date and utterly riveting. An absorbing account of one of the greatest unresolved debates in the search for life."

– Lewis Dartnell

"Well written, concise and elegant. I was barely able to put it down."

– Felisa Wolfe-Simon - Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

"Interesting, accessible, and refreshingly upbeat."

– Seth Shostak - Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, and author of “Confessions of an Alien

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