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Alien life imagined : communicating the science and culture of Astrobiology

Autore: Mark Brake
Editore: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"One day, astrobiologists could make the most fantastic discovery of all time: the detection of complex extraterrestrial life. As space agencies continue to search for life in our Universe, fundamental questions are raised: are we awake to the revolutionary effects on human science, society and culture that alien contact will bring? And how is it possible to imagine the unknown? In this book, Mark Brake tells the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Voyages, Imaginary
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mark Brake
ISBN: 9780521491297 0521491290
Numero OCLC: 803465360
Descrizione: 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contenuti: Kosmos : aliens in ancient Greece --
The world turned upside down : Copernicanism and the voyages of discovery --
In Newton's train : pluralism and the system of the world --
Extraterrestrials in the early machine age --
After Darwin : "The war of the worlds" --
Einstein's sky : life in the new universe --
Ever since SETI : astrobiology in the space age.
Responsabilità: Mark Brake.

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Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.  Per saperne di più…

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