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Progress in the search for extraterrestrial life : 1993 Bioastronomy Symposium, Santa Cruz, California, 16-20 August 1993

Author: G Seth Shostak
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1995.
Series: Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series, v. 74.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Bioastronomy Symposium (1993 : Santa Cruz, Calif.).
Progress in the search for extraterrestrial life.
San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1995
(OCoLC)624430783
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Seth Shostak
ISBN: 0937707937 9780937707937
OCLC Number: 32232716
Description: xviii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / S. Shostak --
Opening Remarks / R.D. Brown --
Chirality, the Cosmos, and Life / W. Bonner --
The Complexity Ratchet / A. Cairns-Smith --
Giant Planets: A Neglected Factor in Drake's Equation / A. Delsemme --
Brain Evolution in Dolphins, Humans and Other Mammals: Implications for ETI / D. Falk --
Status of the Search for Life on Mars / H. Klein and J. Farmer --
SETI Begins at Home: Searching for Terrestrial Intelligence / L. Marino --
Is Solar System Evolution Cometary Dominated? / L. Marochnik and L. Mukhin --
Cyanide Polymers in the Solar System and Beyond: Prebiotic Chemistry / C. Matthews --
Search for Biomolecules in Sgr B2 / L. Snyder, Y.-J. Kuan, Y. Miao and F. Lovas --
The Chemical and Biological Basis of Intelligent Terrestrial Life from an Evolutionary Perspective / J. Oro --
The Role of Convergence in Evolution: What Extraterrestrial Life Might Look Like / M. Pfleiderer, P. Leyhausen and J. Pfleiderer --
Biodiversity and Time Scales for the Evolution of Extraterrestrial Intelligence / D. Russell --
Temperature and the Evolution of the Earth's Biosphere / D. Schwartzman --
Characteristics of Transits by Earth-Sized Planets in Binary Star Systems / J. Bell III and W. Borucki --
Comparing the Expectations for Different Planetary Search Methods / W. Borucki and D. Koch --
Circumstellar Habitable Zones and Mass Loss from Young Solar-Type Main Sequence Stars. I. Theory / D. Whitmire, L. Doyle, R. Reynolds and J. Matese. Circumstellar Habitable Zones and Mass Loss from Young Solar-Type Stars. II. Observational Considerations / L. Doyle, R. VikramSingh, D. Whitmire and N. Heather --
The Current State of Target Selection for NASA's High Resolution Microwave Survey / T. Henry, D. Soderblom, S. Baliunas, R. Davis, R. Donahue, D. Latham, R. Stefanik, G. Torres, A. Duquennoy, M. Mayor, J. Andersen, B. Nordstrom and E. Olsen --
Prospects for VLBI Detection of Planets / D. Jones, J.-F. Lestrade, R. Preston and R. Phillips --
Planets and Black Dwarfs / S. Kumar --
Differential Radial Velocity Spectrometry for Detection of Earthlike Extrasolar Planets / R. VikramSingh --
On the Co-Existence of Dusty Discs and Planets around Main-Sequence Stars / R. Wolstencroft and H. Walker --
A Search for Alien Artifacts on the Moon / A. Arkhipov --
The Interstellar Contact Channel Hypothesis: When Can We Expect To Receive Beacons? / D. Blair --
A Mini-Spectrum Analyzer for Molecular Spectroscopy and SETI / C. Bortolotti, A. Cattani, N. D'Amico, G. Grueff, A. Maccaferri, S. Montebugnoli, A. Orfei, M. Roma, G. Tomasetti, G. Tuccari and M. Tugnoli --
Forty Trillion Signals from SERENDIP: The Berkeley SETI Program / S. Bowyer, D. Werthimer and C. Donnelly --
The Berkeley SETI Program: SERENDIP III and IV Instrumentation / D. Werthimer, D. Ng, S. Bowyer and C. Donnelly --
The SERENDIP Interference Rejection and Signal Detection System / C. Donnelly, D. Werthimer, S. Bowyer and J. Cobb. Polychromatic SETI / N. Cohen and D. Charlton --
Astrophysical Coding: A New Approach to SETI Signals. I. Signal Design and Wave Propagation / J. Cordes and W. Sullivan III --
Astrophysical Coding: A New Approach to SETI Signals. II. Information About the Sender's Environment / W. Sullivan III and J. Cordes --
Results of Two Years of SETI Observations with META II / F. Colomb, E. Hurrell, G. Lemarchand and J. Olald --
Argus: A Future SETI Telescope / R. Dixon --
Optimum Signal Modulation for Interstellar Communication / H.W. Jones --
A Search for Dyson Spheres Around Late-Type Stars in the Solar Neighborhood / J. Jugaku, K. Noguchi and S. Nishimura --
The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory / S. Kingsley --
A Strategy to Detect Primitive Life on an Exo-Planet / A. Leger, M. Mariotti, J. Puget, D. Rouan and J. Schneider --
The SETISAIL Project / C. Maccone --
Review of the Planetary Society's SETI Program / T. McDonough --
The Search for Extraterrestrial Technologies in our Solar System / M. Papagiannis --
SETI Institute: Summary of Projects in Support of SETI Research / T. Pierson --
SETI at Wider Bandwidths? / S. Shostak --
HRMS: Where We've Been, and Where We're Going / J. Tarter and M. Klein --
The NASA HRMS Sky Survey X-Band Observations: A Progress Report / S. Levin, E. Olsen, C. Backus and S. Gulkis --
A Biochemical Magic Frequency Based on the Reduction Level of Biological Carbon / A. Weber. Detection of Extraterrestrial Civilizations via the Spectral Signature of Advanced Interstellar Spacecraft / R. Zubrin --
The Consequences of a Discovery: Different Scenarios / I. Almar --
Will ETI Be Space Explorers? Some Cultural Considerations / M. Ashkenazi --
Consequences of Success in SETI: Lessons from the History of Science / S. Dick --
E.T., Klingons, and the Galactic Library: SETI and Science Education / A. Fraknoi --
SETI As a Way to Encourage Public Awareness of Science / C. Helmers --
Ethological Hazards of Interstellar Travel / P. Leyhausen, M. Pfleiderer and J. Pfleiderer --
SETI and Diplomacy / M. Michaud --
The Post Cold War Era and its Implications for SETI / P. Schenkel --
Responses to Contact: Variables to Consider / D. Swift --
SETI in Australia: Springboards Down Under? / R. Vaile --
Conference Summary / F. Drake.
Series Title: Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series, v. 74.
Responsibility: edited by G. Seth Shostak.
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