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  • Talking about Lifeby Chris Impey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Containing interviews with astronomers, geologists, biologists, and writers, this book will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered 'Are we alone?' more...

  • E.T. Talkby Fernando J. Ballesteros Rosello

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    Will it be possible to communicate with intelligent extraterrestrial life forms if we find them? How could we establish this communication, where would we begin? What does it mean to say that mathematics is a universal language? How could math be used to communicate with ETs? This book summarizes the work of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence,... more...

  • 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...

  • Strange New Worldsby Ray Jayawardhana

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Soon astronomers expect to find alien Earths by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that they harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought and endeavor--from religion and philosophy to art and biology--will be breathtaking. In Strange New Worlds , renowned astronomer... more...

  • 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...

  • Total Addictionby Kate Russo

    Springer 2012; US$ 24.95

    Seeing a total solar eclipse is often described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, for many who have experienced totality, once-in-a-lifetime is simply not enough. They want more, and are willing to go to great lengths often at great expense to repeat the experience. What is it like to experience totality? What is it about the experience... more...

  • SETI - Die wissenschaftliche Suche nach außerirdischen Zivilisationen (TELEPOLIS)by Harald Zaun

    dpunkt.verlag 2012; US$ 7.36

    Harald Zaun stellt plastisch Geschichte, Stand und Perspektiven der SETI-Forschung dar. Die zahlreichen erdähnlichen Planeten, die die Planetenjäger in den nächsten Dekaden zuhauf aufspüren werden, sind für SETI-Forscher Zielgebiete erster Wahl - die Entdeckung eines ersten Signals könnte vielleicht schon bald Realität werden.   Biographische... more...

  • Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeistby Aaron John Gulyas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Since the 1950s, men and women around the world have claimed to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the "contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Not merely quaint relics of the 1950s Atomic Age, contactees have continued... more...

  • Rare Earthby Peter D. Ward; Donald Brownlee

    Springer 2000; US$ 16.95

    What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? What conditions are necessary for the emergence of intelligence? This title synthesizes information from astronomy, biology, and palaeontology, to apply what we know about the rise of life on Earth to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the Universe. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

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