A Field with a Life of Its Own

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Science  07 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5706, pp. 46
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106678

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The Living Universe NASA and the Development of Astrobiology. By Steven J. Dick and James E. Strick. Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ, 2004. 288 pp. $49.95. ISBN 0-8135-3447-X.

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