Wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
Astrobiology seeks to understand the origins, evolution, and distribution of life on Earth and beyond. Encountering Life in the Universe
provides a keen overview of astrobiology and a thoughtful exploration of the multiple ethical issues that arise. If you are interested in astrobiology, you must read this book. If you are not, read the book and you may become interested.
—Francisco J. Ayala is Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and the author, most recently, of The Big Questions: Evolution
I found reading this book to be challenging, enjoyable, and mind-opening. I trust that future readers will react the same way.
—Guy Consolmagno, author of God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion