The Fifth Miracle: the Search for the Origin of Life

The Fifth Miracle: the Search for the Origin of Life

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In The Fifth Miracle, physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin of life. Davies builds on contemporary scientific discoveries and theories to address the question: What, exactly, is life? Is it the inevitable by-product of physical laws, as many scientists maintain, or an almost miraculous accident? Are we alone in the universe, or will life emerge on all Earth-like planets? And if there is life elsewhere in the universe, is it preordained to evolve toward greater complexity and intelligence?show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 210g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140263306
  • 9780140263305
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