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Alien life imagined : communicating the science and culture of Astrobiology

Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Brake
ISBN: 9780521491297 0521491290
OCLC Number: 803465360
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Kosmos : aliens in ancient Greece --
The world turned upside down : Copernicanism and the voyages of discovery --
In Newton's train : pluralism and the system of the world --
Extraterrestrials in the early machine age --
After Darwin : "The war of the worlds" --
Einstein's sky : life in the new universe --
Ever since SETI : astrobiology in the space age.
Responsibility: Mark Brake.

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'A useful resource for academic libraries. Recommended.' K. L. Schick, Choice

 
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