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Life on other planets

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  • 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...

  • Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stoneby Kevin Nolan

    Springer 2008; US$ 27.50

    The questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the compelling facing humanity. For all of the difficulties facing us however, the planet Mars may act as a cosmic stepping stone in uncovering the answers. This book examines these issues in one of the comprehensive treatments about Mars and our legacy of engagement with it. 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...

  • Totalityby Mark Littmann; Fred Espenak; Ken Willcox

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    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. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes... 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...

  • Extraterrestrialsby Ben Zuckerman; Michael H. Hart

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

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

  • Extraterrestrial Altruismby Douglas A. Vakoch

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.99

    Extraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions... 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...

  • 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...