Deep Life: The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars, and Beyond

Princeton University Press, 2020

Tullis Onstott, professor of geosciences (1955-2021)

Book cover: Deep Life

Deep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth’s crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries are aiding the quest to find life in the solar system. Tullis Onstott (1955-2021) provides an insider’s look at the pioneering fieldwork that is shining new light on Earth’s hidden biology, a subterranean biosphere thriving with rare and exotic life-forms. An unforgettable scientific adventure, Deep Life takes you to the biotic fringe, where today’s scientists hope to discover the very origins of life itself.