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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Surveying the cosmos / Ben Bova --
Terrestrial intelligence / Isaac Asimov --
Dolphin: an alien intelligence Diana Reiss --
Alternative life designs / Hal Clement --
E.T.: phone Aristotle! / Thomas McDonough --
"A Martian Odyssey" / Stanley Weinbaum --
Place to live: looking for extrasolar planets / Bruce Campbell --
Drake Equation: a reappraisal / Frank Drake --
Mystery of the great silence / David Brin --
Where and what can we see? / Michael J. Klein --
Future of SETI / Thomas Van Horne --
Alien technology / Gregory Benford Hunt is on: SETI in action / Michael Papagiannis --
Ohio State University program / Robert Dixon --
Harvard SETI search / Paul Horowitz and William R. Alschuler --
U.C.Berkeley program / Stuart Bowyer --
From the observatory to Capitol Hill / Linda Billings --
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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