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Are we alone? : the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations

Author: Robert T Rood; James Trefil
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rood, Robert T.
Are we alone?
New York : Scribner, 1981
(OCoLC)624422001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Rood; James Trefil
ISBN: 068416826X 9780684168265
OCLC Number: 7197052
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
We are not alone: the conventional wisdom --
The stars --
The formation of stars and planetary systems --
The evolution of planetary atmospheres --
The evolution of life --
Intelligence, technology and the lifetime of a communicating civilization --
Interlude --
the galactic year --
Chauvanisms --
Summary and review of the Green Bank Equation --
Electromagnetic waves --
SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence --
Is there intelligent life on earth? --
The human prospect --
The colonization of space --
Interstellar travel --
Speculations --
Conclusions --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Robert T. Rood & James S. Trefil.

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Examines the evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life.

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