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Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence : SETI past, present, and future

Author: H Paul Shuch
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2011.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of essays written by those who have led, and continue to lead, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It reviews the history of the subject, details present-day science and technology, and looks ahead to the future--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2011
(DLC) 2010936460
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Paul Shuch
ISBN: 9783642131967 3642131964 3642131956 9783642131950
OCLC Number: 710113294
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 538 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: A half-century of SETI science / H. Paul Shuch --
Project Ozma: the birth of observational SETI / H. Paul Shuch --
Project Cyclops: the greatest radio telescope never built / Robert Dixon --
"Wow!", a tantalizing candidate / Jerry Ehman --
SETI: the NASA years / John Billingham --
From HRMS to Phoenix: Up from the ashes / Peter Backus --
SERENDIP: the Berkeley SETI program / Stuart Bowyer --
Millions and billions of channels / Darren Leigh and Paul Horowitz --
ATA: a cyclops for the 21st century / Jill Tarter --
Optical SETI: Moving toward the light / Stuart Kingsley and Monte Ross --
Distributed processing of SETI data / Eric Korpela --
Project Argus: pursuing amateur all-sky SETI / H. Paul Shuch --
Gravitational lensing extends SETI range / Richard Factor --
Detection algorithms: FFT vs. KLT / Claudio Maccone --
Implementing the KLT / Stelio Montebugnoli --
A sentry on the universe / Robert Dixon --
Pondering the Fermi paradox / Stephen Webb --
Focusing the galactic internet / Claudio Maccone --
SETI in science fiction / Stephen Baxter --
What's past is prologue: future messages of cosmic evolution / Doug Vakoch --
METI: Messaging to extraterrestrial intelligence / Alexander Zaitsev --
A contrarian perspective on altruism / David Brin --
L: how long do they last? / Seth Shostak --
What will they look like? / Jack Cohen --
Being Technological / Kathryn Denning --
After contact, then what? / Albert Harrison.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: H. Paul Shuch, editor.

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