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Life on other planets

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  • Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotationby F. Richard Stephenson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 62.00

    A scientist who has studied eclipses for many years tells their story and explains their importance today. more...

  • Strategies of Life Detectionby O. Botta; J.L. Bada; J. Gomez-Elvira; E. Javaux; F. Selsis; R. Summons

    Springer 2008; US$ 229.00

    The search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, to compare them... more...

  • First Contactby Marc Kaufman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial life. In recent decades, scientists generally held that the genesis of life was unique to Earth: It was too delicate a process, and the... more...

  • How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?by J. Woods Halley

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    What does existing scientific knowledge about physics, chemistry, meteorology and biology tell us about the likelihood of extraterrestrial life and civilizations? And what does the fact that there is currently no credible scientific evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial biospheres or civilizations teach us? This book reviews the various scientific... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... more...

  • The Search for Life Continuedby Barrie William Jones

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Examines, scientifically, the methods for detecting planets around other stars, the possibility that they might support life, and speculates as to what aliens might look like. more...

  • The Rock From Marsby Kathy Sawyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 25.95

    In this riveting book, acclaimed journalist Kathy Sawyer reveals the deepest mysteries of space and some of the most disturbing truths on Earth. The Rock from Mars is the story of how two planets and the spheres of politics and science all collided at the end of the twentieth century. It began sixteen million years ago. An asteroid crashing into... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... more...

  • Lonely Minds in the Universeby Giancarlo Genta

    Springer 2007; US$ 27.50

    The possibility that humans are not alone in the Universe and might in the future come in close contact with other intelligences is one of the most intriguing questions of human history. This book deals with this subject, giving the scientific and technological implications and discussing the philosophical and religious connotations. more...

  • The Search for Extraterrestrialsby Monte Ross

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Explores the key problems in starting a search for extraterrestrial signals. This book includes the fundamental considerations and the physics of the necessary laser, UV, IR and RF technologies, as well as coding and information theory considerations. more...