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If the universe is teeming with aliens ... where is everybody? : fifty solutions to the Fermi paradox and the problem of extraterrestrial life

Author: Stephen Webb
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub., ©2002.
Series: Springer proceedings in physics, v. 101.
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Publisher's description: During a lunchtime conversation at Los Alamos more than 50 years ago, four world-class scientists agreed, given the size and age of the Universe, that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations simply had to exist. The sheer numbers demanded it. But one of the four, the renowned physicist and back-of-the-envelope calculator Enrico Fermi, asked the telling question: If the extraterrestrial life  Read more...
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Webb, Stephen, 1963-
If the universe is teeming with aliens ... where is everybody?.
New York : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub., ©2002
(DLC) 2002073910
(OCoLC)50164852
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Webb
ISBN: 0387217398 9780387217390
OCLC Number: 56216647
Awards: Runner-up for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2003.
Shortlisted for Aventis Prize for Science Books 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""FIGURE CREDITS""; ""1 Where is Everybody?""; ""2 Of Fermi and Paradox""; ""3 They Are Here""; ""4 They Exist But Have Not Yet Communicated""; ""5 They Do Not Exist""; ""6 Conclusion""; ""7 Notes and Further Reading""; ""8 References""; ""Index""
Series Title: Springer proceedings in physics, v. 101.
Responsibility: Stephen Webb.
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Where is everybody? This book presents a discussion of the 50 intriguing answers to the renowned physicist and back-of-the-envelope calculator Enrico Fermi's famous question.  Read more...

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