Rare Earth

Rare Earth

Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe

By Peter D. Ward; Donald Brownlee; P. D. Ward

Copernicus Books, Paperback, 9780387952895, 338pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2003

About the Author
Dr. Peter D. Ward is a professor of biology and earth and space sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as an astrobiologist with NASA. Ward is the author of more than a dozen books, including the highly acclaimed Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe with Donald Brownlee and Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere.

Donald Brownlee is a professor of astronomy at the University of Washington. With Peter D. Ward, he co-authored the acclaimed and bestselling "Rare Earth".