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Life on other planets

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

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

  • 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 the... 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...

  • Conversations on the Plurality of Worldsby Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Current Aspects of Exobiologyby G. Mamikunian; M. H. Briggs

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Current Aspects of Exobiology covers the philosophical aspects, scientific approach, and related research problems in exobiology. Most of the chapters are presented at the Current Research in Exobiology Symposium, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on February 26-28, 1963. This book is composed of 10 chapters and begins with an overview of the... more...

  • E.T. Talkby Fernando J. Ballesteros

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 33.20

    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...

  • Extraterrestrial Altruismby Douglas A. Vakoch

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 63.37

    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...

  • Extraterrestrialsby André Kukla

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    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$ 45.00

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