Listeners may smile at the droll humor as narrator Samuel West delivers the author's account of how New Caledonian crows make tools. What does this have to do with life across our galaxy? It shows how intelligence evolves to fit needs. Arik Kershenbaum believes alien life forms can be understandable, but first listeners need to take a look at life forms here on Earth. Thus, West expresses Kershenbaum's empathy for spiders in the bathtub and speaks out for the poorly regarded vampire bat. West also gets the opportunity to do creditable impressions of Kirk and Spock from "Star Trek" since one theme of this audiobook is science fiction's portrayals of aliens. It's all a fascinating introduction to the growing science of astrobiology. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593394380 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593394397 $85.50
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