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Life on other planets

  • 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...

  • Civilized Life in the Universeby George Basalla

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    From Plutarch and Kepler to Stephen Hawkings and Carl Sagan, this book offers a fascinating history of scientific speculation about life in outer space. Basalla traces an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to the next, and from science to popular culture. He even examines the influence of popular culture on science--Sagan... more...

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

    Springer US 2008; US$ 229.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lonely Minds in the Universeby Giancarlo Genta

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 27.50

    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...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...