Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It
BeschreibungThe possibility of life on other worlds has long been the subject of endless speculation - and more, of scientific research. The improving knowledge of the process that might lead to the creation of life elsewhere is matched by the greater sophistication of searches for some sign of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. SETI - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is undergoing something of a re-birth, and alongside the work of the scientists almost a million of PC users round the world are participating in the SERENDIP IV project through the 'SETI at Home' initiative from Berkeley University.
InhaltsverzeichnisTest for Echo.- Setting the Stage.- Celestial Power Stations.- Life? Don't Talk to me About Life.- The Origin of Life.- Sites for Life.- Looking for Life in the Solar System.- Searching for Inhabited Planets.- ET IQ.- Tuning into ET FM.- The Odds of Receiving a Visit.
PortraitStuart Clark ist leitender Redakteur für Weltraumwissenschaft der European Space Agency (ESA)Er schreibt für New Scientist, BBC Focus, The Times, Guardian und Economist.
PressestimmenFROM THE REVIEWS:
SIR PATRICK MOORE (FROM THE FOREWORD)
"Is there life beyond the earth?...In this book, Stuart Clark presents a masterly survey on the whole problem...In my view it is the best of its kind that I have seen..."
JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION
"(Stuart Clark) has the rare ability to explain technically difficult concepts in simple language that can be widely understood."
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: ASTRONAUTICS & ASTRONOMY
"Clark introduces the growing field of astrobiology or bioastronomy with considerable humor and clear, concise writing. The books depth is remarkable for a work that can be understood by any educated reader with minimum study, and it contains an excellent stepwise discussion of the Second Law of Thermodynamics that takes readers slowly through this complex law over three chapters...Highly recommended for anyone interested in a quick but thorough introduction to the study of life on Earth and in the universe outside of Earth. All levels."
Untertitel: Edition. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 179 Seiten