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Civilized life in the universe : scientists on intelligent extraterrestrials

Author: George Basalla
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Presenting a history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life, the author traces the influence of one speculation on the next, showing a chain of ideas passed from one  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Basalla
ISBN: 0195171810 9780195171815
OCLC Number: 850742907
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: 1. Trio of Ideas ; 2. Life on the Moon ; 3. From the Moon to the Planets ; 4. The Ascension of Mars ; 5. Percival Lowell: Champion of Canals ; 6. Mars Unveiled ; 7. Carl Sagan: Mars and Beyond ; 8. Life in an Expanding Universe ; 9. The Trajectory: CETI to SETI to HRMS ; 10. Mirror Worlds ; 11. Afterword ; Sources of Quoted Material ; Bibliography
Responsibility: George Basalla.

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