Peter Ward and Don Brownlee are the co-authors of the acclaimed and bestselling "Rare Earth." Ward is a professor of geological science and zoology at the University of Washington and the author of nine other books, including "Future Evolution, The Call of Distant Mammoths," and "The End of Evolution," which was a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. Brownlee is a professor of astronomy at the University of Washington.
Praise for "Rare Earth" "This carefully reasoned book makes a strong case for undoing at least some of the work of Copernicus, by accepting that the earth is special after all." -"The Economist" "[A] pleasure for the rational reader . . . what good books are all about . . ." -The Associated Press "[Rare Earth] has hit the world of astrobiologists like a killer asteroid." -"Newsday "