Franklin

Civilized life in the universe [electronic resource] : scientists on intelligent extraterrestrials / George Basalla.

Author/Creator:
Basalla, George.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Subjects:
Life on other planets -- Research.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Public opinion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life from Plutarch to Hawking Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to another, and from science to popular culture.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; 1 Trio of Ideas; 2 Life on the Moon; 3 From the Moon to the Planets; 4 The Ascension of Mars; 5 Percival Lowell: Champion of Canals; 6 Mars Unveiled; 7 Carl Sagan: Mars and Beyond; 8 Life in an Expanding Universe; 9 The Trajectory: CETI to SETI to HRMS; 10 Mirror Worlds; 11 Afterword; Sources of Quoted Material; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-227) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-803835-6
1-4294-0351-9
1-280-53300-5
9786610533008
OCLC:
71787944
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy