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Back to the future : SETI before the space age

Author: Steven J Dick
Publisher: [Pasadena, CA] : [Planetary Society], [1995]
Series: Planetary report, vol. 15, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In the late 1890s and early 1900s, before the advent of formalized search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) programs, scientists such as Nikola Tesla and Gulielmo Marconi reported evidence of extraterrestrial radio signals. This paper reviews the history of 'interstellar/interplanetary radio communication'. The investigations of David P. Todd and Donald Menzel are discussed, and the fields of radio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Guglielmo Marconi; David P Todd; Donald H Menzel; Guglielmo Marconi; Donald H Menzel; Nikola Tesla; David P Todd
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Dick
OCLC Number: 62338234
Notes: "January/February 1995."
Description: pages 4-7 : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Planetary report, vol. 15, no. 1.
Other Titles: Search for extraterrestrial intelligence before the space age
Responsibility: Steven J. Dick.

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"In the late 1890s and early 1900s, before the advent of formalized search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) programs, scientists such as Nikola Tesla and Gulielmo Marconi reported evidence of extraterrestrial radio signals. This paper reviews the history of 'interstellar/interplanetary radio communication'. The investigations of David P. Todd and Donald Menzel are discussed, and the fields of radio communication and radio astronomy are mentioned briefly."

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