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Life on other planets

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 199.95

    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...

  • Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stoneby Kevin Nolan

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 27.50

    Mars has fascinated humans for thousands of years. Even when we knew the planets only as wanderers in the sky, Mars stood out. It was prominent and distinctively, brilliantly red. As the years passed, it became even more familiar. We gazed at its surface through telescopes and found dried riverbeds and deep canyons. We discovered that Mars' year is... more...

  • Lonely Minds in the Universeby Giancarlo Genta

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 27.50

    The possibility that humans are not alone in the Universe is one of the most intriguing unanswered questions for mankind. Distant Encounters provides a discussion of the scientific and technical implications, including possible faster-than-light space travel and radio communication, as well as the philosophical and religious ones of extraterrestrial... more...