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The search for extraterrestrial life : essays on science and technology

Author: P Day
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Proceedings of the Royal Institution.
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This volume of selected Evening Discourses from the Royal Institution offers an authoritative and accessible summary of current thinking in many areas of science and technology. The subjects are wide-ranging, from studies of Venus and what they tell us about the Earth, the history and possible future of television, to the interface between art and science - using spectroscopy to analyse the pigments in Medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Search for extraterrestrial life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98008015
(OCoLC)39195248
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Day
ISBN: 9780191506147 0191506141
OCLC Number: 823504893
Description: 1 online resource (167 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The search for extraterrestrial life-and the future of life on Earth / Arnold Wolfendale --
Magellan looks at Venus / Dan McKenzie --
Meteorites: messengers from the past / Monica M. Grady --
Television beyond the Millenium / Will Wyatt --
Molecular information processing: will it happen? / Peter Day --
'There or thereabouts' / Andrew Wallard --
Pondering on Pisa / John Burland --
An arts/science interface: medieval manuscripts, pigments, and spectroscopy / Robin J.H. Clark --
The Royal Institution.
Series Title: Proceedings of the Royal Institution.
Responsibility: edited by P. Day.
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This volume of selected Evening Discourses from the Royal Institution offers an authoritative and accessible summary of current thinking in many areas of science and technology. The subjects are wide-ranging, from studies of Venus and what they tell us about the Earth, the history and possible future of television, to the interface between art and science - using spectroscopy to analyse the pigments in Medieval manuscripts. Will we be able to build machines with molecular-basedmemories? How do you deal with an historic tower `founded on jelly and slowly inclining to the point at which it is ab.

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