Cosmic Genetic Evolution, Volume 106 in the Advances in Genetics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Panspermia, Cometary Panspermia and Origin of Life, The Efficient Lamarckian Spread of Life in the Cosmos, The Sociology of Science and Generality of the DNA/RNA/Protein Paradigm Throughout the Cosmos, The Mutagenic Source and Power of Our Own Evolution, Origin of New Emergent Coronavirus and Candida Fungal Diseases – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, and Future Prospects for Investigation -The Near-Earth Neighborhood and Beyond.
Evolution from Space: (with Fred Hoyle) 1981
If life was introduced to the Earth as bacteria and viruses to Earth 4 billlion years ago, similar incursions of bacteria and viruses could cause pandemic diseases intermittently, as well as contribute to evolution.
2019 update of the theory of cometary panspermia, and its societal impact
The scientific autobiography of Chandra Wickramasinghe, beginning with his early life in his home country Sri Lanka.
Journeyman Press, 1997
A collection of the key papers that sets out the development of the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of cometary panspermia, published in 2001.
We examine the data relating to epidemic diseases caused by viruses and argue that their epidemiology fits the concept of viruses from space
The key technical papers on the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of panspermia upto the turn of the millennium.
A scientific autobiography describing the background and development of Chandra Wickramasinghe in relation to his contribution to astrophysics and astrobiology.
The scientific case for our cosmic ancestry is presented here in a book published by World Scientific in 2015
A technical monograph of theory and computations needed for modeling the scattering properties of interstellar dust.
The popular explosion of the idea that organic molecules from interstellar space and comets were responsible for the origin of life, on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe
The distribution of life in the solar system is discussed in relation to evidence from space exploration, connecting with the theory of panspermia
With growing evidence supporting the theory of cometary panspermia this book published by J.M. Dent London in 1982 shows how the evolution of life on our planet is controlled by the arrival of bacteria and viruses from space.
Comets are discussed as the carriers and distributors of life throughout the galaxy and the universe
First technical book on cosmic dust, following mainly from the PhD thesis of Chandra Wickramasinghe
The story of the interaction and collaboration between Chandra Wickramasinghe and Fred Hoyle over 40 years.