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    DescriptionSince its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. Now Earth's isolation is coming to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of "exoplanets" orbiting other stars, including some that could be similar to our own world. Studying those distant planets for signs of life will be crucial to understanding life's intricate mysteries right here on Earth. In a firsthand account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with top researchers. He reveals how the search for other Earth-like planets is not only a scientific pursuit but also a reflection of our culture's timeless hopes, dreams, and fears. This is a compelling story of the pioneers seeking the meaning of life in the infinite depths of space.


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    Title
    Five Billion Years of Solitude
    Subtitle
    The Search for Life Among the Stars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee Billings, Narrator Lee Billings
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 164 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452615486
    ISBN 10: 1452615489
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PG
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC subject category V2: PHVB
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC22: 576.839
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 576.8/39
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000, SCI027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 523.242021
    LC classification: QB54 .B54 2013B
    Thema V1.0: PHVB, PSAJ, PG
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    03 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Lee Billings is a science writer whose work has appeared in "Nature," "New Scientist," and "Popular Mechanics," among other publications. Lee Billings is a science writer whose work has appeared in "Nature," "New Scientist," and "Popular Mechanics," among other publications.
    Review quote
    "[Billings] narrates his own writing with a sense of wonder, making the search for life something that's human, not a mess of scientific calculations." ---AudioFile