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The Resource Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life, David Koerner, Simon LeVay

Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life, David Koerner, Simon LeVay

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Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life
Title
Here be dragons
Title remainder
the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life
Statement of responsibility
David Koerner, Simon LeVay
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth." "The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer the greatest remaining question facing humankind: Are we alone? From their "safe haven of skepticism" the authors venture into the "rough seas of speculation," where theory and evidence run the gamut from hard science to hocus pocus. Arguing that the universe is spectacularly suited for the evolution of living creatures, Koerner and LeVay give us ringside seats at the great debates of Big Science. The contentious arguments about what really happens in evolution, the acrimonious UFO controversy, and the debate over intelligence versus artificial intelligence shed new light on the wildly divergent claims about the universe and life's place in it. The authors argue that while no direct evidence of extraterrestrial life yet exists, habitats and chemical building blocks for life abound in the universe. A wealth of new astronomical techniques and space missions may provide this evidence early in the next century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Koerner, David
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.K54 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LeVay, Simon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Life
Label
Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life, David Koerner, Simon LeVay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins: how life on Earth began -- Going to extremes: the habitats and requirements for life -- The incredible shrinking Martians: 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
Control code
41871411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780195128529
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99038170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Here be dragons : the scientific quest for extraterrestrial life, David Koerner, Simon LeVay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins: how life on Earth began -- Going to extremes: the habitats and requirements for life -- The incredible shrinking Martians: 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
Control code
41871411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780195128529
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99038170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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