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The Possibility of Life by Jaime Green
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The Possibility of Life

Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos

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Narrator Jaime Green

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Length 8 hours 24 minutes
Language English
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“Every page of this book makes our shared universe feel larger and more interesting than ever before, a true gift of fascinating science and engrossing storytelling.” —Matt Bell, author of Appleseed

A spellbinding exploration of alien life and the cosmos, examining how the possibility of life on other planets shapes our understanding of humanity

One of the most powerful questions humans ask about the cosmos is: Are we alone? While the science behind this inquiry is fascinating, it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is a reflection of our values, our fears, and most importantly, our enduring sense of hope.  

In The Possibility of Life, acclaimed science journalist Jaime Green traces the history of our understanding, from the days of Galileo and Copernicus to our contemporary quest for exoplanets. Along the way, she interweaves insights from science fiction writers who construct worlds that in turn inspire scientists. Incorporating expert interviews, cutting-edge astronomy research, philosophical inquiry, and pop culture touchstones ranging from A Wrinkle in Time to Star Trek to ArrivalThe Possibility of Life explores our evolving conception of the cosmos to ask an even deeper question: What does it mean to be human? 

Jaime Green is a science writer, essayist, editor, andteacher, and she is series editor of The Best American Science and NatureWriting. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia, and herwriting has appeared in Slate, Popular Science, The New York Times BookReview, American Theatre, Catapult, Astrobites, and elsewhere. She lives inConnecticut with her husband and son.

Jaime Green is a science writer, essayist, editor, andteacher, and she is series editor of The Best American Science and NatureWriting. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia, and herwriting has appeared in Slate, Popular Science, The New York Times BookReview, American Theatre, Catapult, Astrobites, and elsewhere. She lives inConnecticut with her husband and son.

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