"An excellent introduction into the newly emerging and exciting field of astrobiology." Gerda Horneck - author of /Looking for Life, Searching the Solar System/ and former Head of the Radi "Well written and easy to read; it will become a bedside book for any inquiring mind." Andre Brack - president of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life and chairma "Wonderful and well-written." Dirk Schulze-Makuch "An excellent book, comprehensive, authoritative, and well written." David Morrison - astrobiologist and recent winner of the Carl Sagan Medal of the American Astronomic
Lewis Dartnell is currently researching at CoMPLEX (the Centre for Mathematics & Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology), at University College London.
"Dartnell explores the latest theories for how life came to evolve on Earth, and adds fascinating speculations on the prospects for finding it elsewhere." The Times "An essential, enjoyable and highly readable insight into life in its cosmic context."Charles S. Cockell - author of Impossible Extinction and Professor of Microbiology, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, Open University.