This full color book by the noted polydisciplinary scientist Steven Benner describes what scientists do to arrive at the "truth" (and pitfalls that prevent them from doing so) as they set out to answer big questions, like: Does alien life exist? How could we possibly know? And what is this "life" thing anyhow? Rob Mitchum of Seed Magazine says that Benner's lectures gleefully play on the fundamental questions of what makes life, who we are, and where we're headed . With 25 cartoons by cartoonist Jake Fuller and written for viewers of Nova, this book combines humor, clear explanations of science relating to geology, biology, and chemistry, and the human side of science, from fund raising to inter-scientist squabbling. Available direct (www(at)ffame.org) or from Amazon.