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  • Visions of Marsby Howard V. Hendrix; George Slusser; Eric S. Rabkin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Seventeen wide-ranging essays explore the evolving scientific understanding of Mars, and the relationship between that understanding and the role of Mars in literature, the arts and popular culture. Essays in the first section examine different approaches to Mars by scientists and writers Jules Verne and J.H. Rosny. Section Two covers the uses of Mars... more...

  • Astrophysics of Lifeby Mario Livio; I. Neill Reid; William B. Sparks

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    This 2002 book covers topics relevant to the search for life in the Universe, by leading scientists. more...

  • Chemistry of Modern Papermakingby Cornel Hagiopol; James W. Johnston

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 225.95

    Chemistry of Modern Papermaking presents a chemist's perspective on the papermaking process. With roughly 3% of the mass of a paper product invested in water-soluble chemicals, paper makers can adjust the speed and efficiency of the process, minimize and reuse surplus materials, and differentiate a paper product as required by specific customers.... more...

  • Civilizations Beyond Earthby Douglas A. Vakoch; Albert A. Harrison

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Astronomers around the world are pointing their telescopes toward the heavens, searching for signs of intelligent life. If they make contact with an advanced alien civilization, how will humankind respond? In thinking about first contact, the contributors to this volume present new empirical and theoretical research on the societal dimensions of the... more...

  • Conversations on the Plurality of Worldsby Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 19.95

    Surveying the night sky, a charming philosopher and his hostess, the Marquise, are considering thep ossibility of travelers from the moon. "What if they were skillful enough to navigate on the outer surface of our air, and from there, through their curiosity to see us, they angled for us like fish? Would that please you?" asks the philosopher. "Why... more...

  • E.T. Talkby Fernando J. Ballesteros

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    Synthesizing the work of The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, ET Talk provides an investigation of potential methods of communication with intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations. Topics include the origin of life and various methods used today to search for life in the universe. more...

  • Extraterrestrialsby André Kukla

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, has attracted both praise and sharp criticism from the mainstream scientific community over the years. In Extraterrestrials: A Philosophical Perspective, AndrZ Kukla explores the important philosophical issues that are at play in this discussion. more...

  • Extraterrestrialsby Ben Zuckerman; Michael H. Hart

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    Experts critically examine the belief that other intelligent life exists in our galaxy. more...

  • Here Be Dragonsby David W. Koerner; Simon LeVay

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 39.99

    The discovery of life on other planets would be perhaps the most momentous revelation in human history, more disorienting and more profound than either the Copernican or Darwinian revolutions, which knocked the earth from the center of the universe and humankind from its position of lofty self-regard. In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and... more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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... more...