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Life on other planets

  • Extraterrestrial Altruismby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • 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...

  • First Contact (Telepolis)by Harald Zaun

    Heise Zeitschriften Verlag 2013; US$ 4.76

    Abseits der von der Wissenschaft gänzlich ignorierten kontroversen UFO-Problematik und jenseits aller abenteuerlichen Hypothesen Erich von Dänikens existiert seit 53 Jahren eine wissenschaftliche Teildisziplin innerhalb der Bioastronomie oder Exobiologie, die sich voll und ganz außerirdischen Intelligenzen verschrieben hat. Anfangs noch als unseriös... more...

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

    dpunkt.verlag 2012; US$ 6.67

    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...

  • Total Addictionby Kate Russo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 24.95

    For many who experience a total solar eclipse, once-in-a-lifetime is not enough. They want more, and will to go to great lengths and great expense to repeat the experience. This book profiles the "eclipse chasers" who dedicate their lives to chasing totality. 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...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 209.95

    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...

  • First Contactby Marc Kaufman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial life. In recent decades, scientists generally held that the genesis of life was unique to Earth: It was too delicate a process, and the... 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...