This is a book where the author, traveling across the different branches of the tree of science, from biology to astronomy, from geology to chemistry, doesn't forget the roots and foresees the fruits that the future will bring.
RNA and DNA, red dwarfs, extremophiles, the search for a new Earth, possible alien life forms and other caracthers have their role in eight acts of an exciting play.
On a vivid, comprehensive, addicting writing, Dartnell not only embarks on this immense adventure but allow us to join him, giving us space in his vehicule to accompany him in the quest.
The author, besides possessing the knowledge, is gifted to legate it to inquisitory minds and to those giving their first steps in the astrobiology domains, a science conquering its space as times passes.
A book that couldn't be more actual and essencial to understand life, as exoplanets pop out from the darkness of space, as our knowledge about Mars, Titan, Enceladus and other stellar bodies grow, "Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide" appears at the perfect time as the perfect guide to know more about the secrets of the alchemy that brought us here and that permit us making the question:
Where might life be waiting us?