The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI
by Philip Morrison, John Billingham, John Wolfe
Publisher: NASA 1979
Number of pages: 293
Since the beginning of civilization, people have wondered if we are alone in the universe or whether there is intelligent life somewhere else. In the late twentieth century, scientists converged upon the basic idea of scanning the sky and 'listening' for non-random patterns of electromagnetic emissions such as radio or television waves in order to detect another possible civilization somewhere else in the universe.
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by Gregg Easterbrook - The Atlantic Monthly
Scanning the universe to see if we have company has fallen out of favor among many scientists, but the true believers who continue to search raise diverting questions -- why planets form where they do, and how life began, and where we might end up.
by Steven J. Dick, Mark L. Lupisella - NASA
Integrating concepts from philosophical, anthropological, and astrobiological disciplines, the book begins to explore the interdisciplinary questions of cosmic evolution. Authors have diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more.
- The National Academies Press
The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of disciplines. This book explores the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, and techniques for detecting life.
by Mike Corwin - Bookboon
A textbook intended for a one-semester course in Astronomy. After introductory chapters on the history of astronomy, it is narrowly focused on material directly and chronologically related to the eventual rise of conscious beings in the universe.