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Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life

Author: David Koerner; Simon LeVay
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors offer an account of the search for life beyond Earth. They survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Koerner; Simon LeVay
ISBN: 019514600X 9780195146004 0195128524 9780195128529
OCLC Number: 48154753
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 264 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins: how life on Earth began --
Going to extremes: the habitats and requirements for life --
The incredible shrinking Martians: searching for life in the solar system --
The death and life of stars: organic molecules and the evolution of solar systems --
The planet finders: searching for life beyond the sun --
What happens in evolution? Chance and necessity in the origin of biological complexity --
SETI: the search for extraterrestrial intelligence --
Dreamland: the science and religion of UFOs --
Exotica: life as we don't know it --
Many worlds: cosmology and the anthropic principle.
Responsibility: David Koerner, Simon LeVay.

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It is the question of questions: Are we alone? In a dazzling tour de force David Koerner and Simon LeVay not only bring us completely up-to-date with the relevant science, but skillfully channel the Read more...

 
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