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First contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Author: Ben Bova; Byron Preiss
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : NAL Books, 1990.
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Major scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, explain their work and consider philosophical questions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bova; Byron Preiss
ISBN: 0453007201 9780453007207
OCLC Number: 20824884
Notes: "A Byron Preiss book."
Description: x, 337 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface / Byron Preiss --
Surveying the cosmos / Ben Bova --
Terrestrial intelligence / Isaac Asimov --
The dolphin : an alien intelligence / Diana Reiss --
Alternative life designs / Hal Clement --
E.T. : phone Aristotle! / Thomas McDonough --
"A Martian odyssey" / Stanley Weinbaum --
A place to live : looking for extrasolar planets / Bruce Campbell --
The Drake equation : a reappraisal / Frank Drake --
Mystery of the great silence / David Brin --
Where and what can we see? / Michael J. Klein --
The future of SETI / Thomas Van Horne --
Alien technology / Gregory Benford --
The hunt is on : SETI in action / Michael Papagiannis --
The Ohio State University Program / Robert Dixon --
The Harvard SETI search / Paul Horowitz and William R. Alschuler --
The U.C. Berkeley Program / Stuart Bowyer --
From the observatory to Capitol Hill / Linda Billings. A unique moment in human history / Michael Michaud --
"Answer, please answer" / Ben Bova --
Individual involvement / D. Kent Cullers and William R. Alschuler --
Where are they? / Arthur C. Clarke --
Reflections on the bigger picture / Philip Morrison.
Responsibility: edited by Ben Bova and Byron Preiss.

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Major scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, explain their work and consider philosophical questions.

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