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Plurality of worlds; History

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

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

  • Rare Earthby Peter D. Ward; Donald Brownlee

    Springer 2000; US$ 16.95

    What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? What conditions are necessary for the emergence of intelligence? This title synthesizes information from astronomy, biology, and palaeontology, to apply what we know about the rise of life on Earth to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the Universe. 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...

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