Five Billion Years of Solitude

The Search for Life Among the Stars

by Lee Billings

Five Billion Years of Solitude

Hardcover, 294 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase

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An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past two years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that could possibly support life.

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Even if we find other life out there, in the depths of space, life here will still be a rare gem that must be worshipped and preserved at all costs.

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