Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe

@inproceedings{Ward2000RareEW,
  title={Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe},
  author={Peter D. Ward and Donald Eugene Brownlee},
  year={2000}
}
Contents Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction: The Astrobiology Revolution and the Rare Earth Hypothesis Dead Zones of the Universe Rare Earth Factors 1 Why Life Might Be Widespread in the Universe 2 Habitable Zones of the Universe 3 Building a Habitable Earth 4 Life's First Appearance on Earth 5 How to Build Animals 6 Snowball Earth 7 The Enigma of the Cambrian Explosion 8 Mass Extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis 9 The Surprising Importance of Plate… 

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