The Resource Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life, edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili

Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life, edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili

Label
Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life
Title
Aliens
Title remainder
the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Included are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. --Adapted from Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/39
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.A395 2017
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Al-Khalili, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
  • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
  • Life on other planets
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Life on other planets
Target audience
adult
Label
Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life, edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 221-223) and filmography (pages 224-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aliens and us: Could post-humans spread through the galaxy? / Martin Rees -- (Un)welcome visitors: Why aliens might visit us / Lewis Dartnell -- Flying saucers: A brief history of sightings and conspiracies / Dallas Campbell -- Aliens on earth: What octopus minds can tell us about alien consciousness / Anil Seth -- Abducted: The psychology of close encounters with extraterrestrials / Chris French -- Home sweet home: What makes a planet habitable? / Chris McKay -- The next-door neighbours: The search for life on Mars / Monica Grady -- Further out: Could the moons of the gas giants harbour life? / Louisa Preston -- Monsters, victims, friends: Aliens in science fiction writing / Ian Stewart -- Randomness versus complexity: The chemistry of life / Andrea Sella -- Electric origins in deep-sea vents: How life got started on earth / Nick Lane -- Quantum leap: Could quantum mechanics hold the secret of (alien) life? / Johnjoe McFadden -- A cosmic imperative: How easy is it for life to get started? / Paul C.W. Davies -- Alone in the universe: The improbability of alien civilizations / Matthew Cobb -- It came from beyond the silver screen! Aliens in the movies / Adam Rutherford -- What are we looking for? An overview of the search for extraterrestrials / Nathalie Cabrol -- Are they out there? Technology, the Drake Equation, and looking for life on other worlds / Sara Seager -- Good atmosphere: Identifying the signs of life on distant worlds / Giovanna Tinetti -- What next? The future of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Seth Shostak
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781250109637
Lccn
2016058284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967774933
  • 1560872
  • (OCoLC)ocn967774933
  • 1560872
Label
Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life, edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 221-223) and filmography (pages 224-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aliens and us: Could post-humans spread through the galaxy? / Martin Rees -- (Un)welcome visitors: Why aliens might visit us / Lewis Dartnell -- Flying saucers: A brief history of sightings and conspiracies / Dallas Campbell -- Aliens on earth: What octopus minds can tell us about alien consciousness / Anil Seth -- Abducted: The psychology of close encounters with extraterrestrials / Chris French -- Home sweet home: What makes a planet habitable? / Chris McKay -- The next-door neighbours: The search for life on Mars / Monica Grady -- Further out: Could the moons of the gas giants harbour life? / Louisa Preston -- Monsters, victims, friends: Aliens in science fiction writing / Ian Stewart -- Randomness versus complexity: The chemistry of life / Andrea Sella -- Electric origins in deep-sea vents: How life got started on earth / Nick Lane -- Quantum leap: Could quantum mechanics hold the secret of (alien) life? / Johnjoe McFadden -- A cosmic imperative: How easy is it for life to get started? / Paul C.W. Davies -- Alone in the universe: The improbability of alien civilizations / Matthew Cobb -- It came from beyond the silver screen! Aliens in the movies / Adam Rutherford -- What are we looking for? An overview of the search for extraterrestrials / Nathalie Cabrol -- Are they out there? Technology, the Drake Equation, and looking for life on other worlds / Sara Seager -- Good atmosphere: Identifying the signs of life on distant worlds / Giovanna Tinetti -- What next? The future of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Seth Shostak
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781250109637
Lccn
2016058284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967774933
  • 1560872
  • (OCoLC)ocn967774933
  • 1560872

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