Lucky Planet: Why Earth Is Exceptional-and What That Means for Life in the Universe

By Waltham, David

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Reviewed on March 15, 2014  |  Science and Technology

Waltham (earth sciences, Royal Holloway Coll., Univ. of London) favors a variant of the "anthropic principle": there are an infinite variety of planets in the universe, and—purely by chance—ours is one of the few whose climate was just right for fostering the development of life. Furthermore, Earth has maintained a relatively stable climate long enough to permit the devel...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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