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Life on other planets

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

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

  • The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligenceby David Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Is the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence a genuine scientific research programme? David Lamb evaluates claims and counter-claims, and examines recent attempts to establish contact with other intelligent life forms. He considers the benefits and drawbacks of this communication, how we should communicate and whether we actually can. He also assesses... more...

  • Lonely Minds in the Universeby Giancarlo Genta

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 22.47

    The philosophical and religious implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are combined with an exploration of the scientific and technical implications. The book compares recent theories (e.g. ?rare earth?) and takes a firm stance against pseudo-science. more...

  • The Search for Life Continuedby Barrie W. Jones

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 24.43

    The first popular science book to examine scientifically the methods for detecting planets around other stars, the possibility that they might support life, and speculate as to what aliens might look like. It poses the question: are we alone? more...

  • Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stoneby Kevin Nolan

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 22.47

    The questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the most compelling facing humanity. We have determined much about the nature and origin of the Universe and our place in it, but with virtually all evidence of our origin long since gone from our world and an unimaginably vast Universe still to explore, defining answers are difficult... more...

  • Marsby Trevor Day

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses the fundamental facts concerning this mysterious planet, including its mass, size, and atmosphere, as well as the various missions that helped planetary scientists document the geological history of Mars. This volume also describes Mars' seasons with their surface effects on the planet and how they have changed over time. more...

  • Strategies of Life Detectionby Oliver Botta; Jeffrey Bada; Javier Gómez Elvira; Emmanuelle Javaux; Franck Selsis; Robert Summons

    Springer US 2008; US$ 166.41

    This book collects papers presented at a workshop taking an interdisciplinary look at methods designed to detect life on other planets. It serves as a reference to scientists and instrument developers working in the field of in-situ and remote life detection. more...

  • Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 24.43

    This is the ultimate, easy-to-read guide for "eclipse-chasers" which includes everything an eclipse chaser needs. It provides a checklist of where to go to see total solar eclipses, for the next 15 years, and includes travel details. more...

  • Totalityby Mark Littmann; Fred Espenak; Ken Willcox

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. more...

  • Here Be Dragonsby David W. Koerner; Simon LeVay

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    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... more...