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The Resource The zoologist's guide to the galaxy : what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves, Arik Kershenbaum

The zoologist's guide to the galaxy : what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves, Arik Kershenbaum

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The zoologist's guide to the galaxy : what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves
Title
The zoologist's guide to the galaxy
Title remainder
what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves
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Arik Kershenbaum
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Language
eng
Summary
"From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space. Scientists are confident that life exists elsewhere in the universe. Yet rather than taking a realistic approach to what aliens might be like, we imagine that life on other planets is the stuff of science fiction. The time has come to abandon our fantasies of space invaders and movie monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing. But short of aliens landing in New York City, how do we know what they are like? 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, socialize, and communicate. For example, by observing fish 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? A moon where creatures have a language composed of smells? Will aliens scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the latest science to tell the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space"--
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Kershenbaum, Arik
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.K47 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Life on other planets
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Exobiology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
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The zoologist's guide to the galaxy : what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves, Arik Kershenbaum
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1239737837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781984881960
Lccn
2020027476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1239737837
Label
The zoologist's guide to the galaxy : what animals on Earth reveal about aliens--and ourselves, Arik Kershenbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1239737837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781984881960
Lccn
2020027476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1239737837

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