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Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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  • Date Published: April 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521585637

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  • By what criteria should we judge whether we are alone in the cosmos, and how should we set about detecting extraterrestrials? Jean Heidmann answers these questions in this engaging discussion of extraterrestrial intelligence. Using clear explanations, including new and updated information, he covers the entire subject of extraterrestrial intelligence including the SETI project and what might happen if actual contact takes place.


    • Winner of the Basic Sciences Book Award

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    "Aimed at the general public, it succinctly covers all the important aspects of the field...Heidmann writes in a lucid, agreeable personal style." Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521585637
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 138 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.654kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Bioastronomical Prospect:
    1. The cosmic stage
    2. The organic stage
    3. The prebiotic stage
    4. The primitive biological stage
    Part II. Extraterrestrials:
    5. Intelligence
    6. The SETI Pioneers
    7. Why use radio waves?
    8. NASA takes up the challenge
    9. False alarms
    10. The expansion of SETI
    11. Habitable zones in the universe
    12. The day we make contact
    13. The new world of SETI
    14. SETI in the twenty-first century
    15. Epilogue

  • Author

    Jean Heidmann, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon


    Storm Dunlop


    • Winner of the Basic Sciences Book Award

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