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Scientists on intelligent extraterrestrials

Author: George Basalla
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In this fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life from Plutarch to Hawking, Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next, showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to another, and from science to popular culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Basalla
ISBN: 0195171810 9780195171815
OCLC Number: 851818481
Language Note: English.
Description: 224 pages ; 242 x 164 mm
Responsibility: George Basalla.

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In this fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life from Plutarch to Hawking, Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next, showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to another, and from science to popular culture.

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