Life on Earth

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Life on Earth

And Beyond: An Astrobiologist's Quest

By Pamela S. Turner

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580891332, 109pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Is there life beyond Earth?
NASA astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay has searched the earth's most extreme environments on his quest to understand what factors are necessary to sustain life.
Pamela S. Turner offers readers an inside look at Dr. McKay's research, explaining his findings and his hopes for future exploration both on Earth and beyond. Behind-the-scenes photos capture Dr. McKay, his expeditions, and the amazing microbes that survive against all odds.

About the Author
Pamela S. Turner has a master s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications.Her books includeHachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog, Gorilla Doctors, The Frog Scientist, Dolphins of Shark Bay, and Project Seahorse.She lives in California.