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The Resource Signatures of life : science searches the universe, Edward Ashpole

Signatures of life : science searches the universe, Edward Ashpole

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Signatures of life : science searches the universe
Title
Signatures of life
Title remainder
science searches the universe
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Edward Ashpole
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Language
eng
Summary
Informative and fascinating, this book delves into the topic of extraterrestrial life in a thought-provoking yet scientifically responsible way. Are we alone in the universe, or is life a universal phenomenon? For fifty years, astronomers in SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) have scanned the universe for intelligent signals, but with no success. In this intriguing book, Edward Ashpole explains the probable reasons for this and discusses other avenues of investigation more in line with the nature of science and technology. The author examines the problems inherent in scanning the universe for radio or optical signals from an alien intelligence
Summary
This unusual book for general readers explores the problems hindering current research looking for life beyond Earth. Author Ashpole, who has written other books on science for general readers, claims that new methods for this type of research must be considered, such as looking for evidence of alien space probes in our solar system. The book begins by explaining the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program, then seeks to distinguish between true science and fringe ufology, while reminding readers to keep an open mind on unexplained phenomena from ufology. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Ashpole, Edward
Dewey number
576.839
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
Target audience
adult
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science searches the universe
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Signatures of life : science searches the universe, Edward Ashpole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227)
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volume
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text
Contents
Looking for universal life -- Big questions. No right frequency ; A very strange story ; The unity of SETI -- Facing the facts. New developments ; The BBC showed the way ; A limited principle ; A worrying situation ; The astronautical theory ; What's out there? ; Earth without humans ; Propulsion chauvinism ; Look out for robots ; Robots increase the colonization factor ; Better robots by natural selection? ; Only one certainty ; That something special ; How many? ; Why now? -- The life of aliens. Electronic brains ; No food for aliens ; Codes for life ; Making exotic life ; Here by chance ; The trouble with humanoids ; Bogus bodies ; The Roswell legend ; Paths to technology ; Unknown life-forms ; Theologians, evolution, and the multiverse ; The fundamental constants ; Life's machines ; The timescale for SETI ; One way to life? ; No dice ; Big brains and the robots ; Throwing stones develops the brain ; Exotic life -- Where are they? Tea with the aliens ; The broadcasting giveaway ; The ozone giveaway ; Finding more distant worlds ; That wide window of opportunity ; Timeless targets ; What to look for? ; The guessing game ; Ceilings ; A ceiling for robots ; Space arks ; Any recent visits? ; Back engineering -- Testing time. Alien archaeology ; The dreaded min-mains ; Repeatable results ; Where saucers have landed ; Button's Theory ; Convenient frequencies ; Microwave and close encounters ; Life markers among the stars ; Planets for life ; SETI at home ; Project Phoenix ; SETI sees the light ; Photonstar ; Th lesson from twisted light ; Answers on the Moon and Mars? ; The lunar lights ; Artifacts on Earth? ; Landings on ice ; Photographic evidence ; Mysterious lights ; Abductions and artifacts ; Bring in the FBI ; going around in circles ; What's carving up my cattle? ; The science of options -- Mythology and reality. Good-bye to classic cases ; The wrong questions ; The fantasy sect ; Welcome to all aliens; Aliens near and far ; Inexplicable technologies ; Books beyond the fringe ; One way forward
Control code
000051752912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781616146689
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Label
Signatures of life : science searches the universe, Edward Ashpole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Looking for universal life -- Big questions. No right frequency ; A very strange story ; The unity of SETI -- Facing the facts. New developments ; The BBC showed the way ; A limited principle ; A worrying situation ; The astronautical theory ; What's out there? ; Earth without humans ; Propulsion chauvinism ; Look out for robots ; Robots increase the colonization factor ; Better robots by natural selection? ; Only one certainty ; That something special ; How many? ; Why now? -- The life of aliens. Electronic brains ; No food for aliens ; Codes for life ; Making exotic life ; Here by chance ; The trouble with humanoids ; Bogus bodies ; The Roswell legend ; Paths to technology ; Unknown life-forms ; Theologians, evolution, and the multiverse ; The fundamental constants ; Life's machines ; The timescale for SETI ; One way to life? ; No dice ; Big brains and the robots ; Throwing stones develops the brain ; Exotic life -- Where are they? Tea with the aliens ; The broadcasting giveaway ; The ozone giveaway ; Finding more distant worlds ; That wide window of opportunity ; Timeless targets ; What to look for? ; The guessing game ; Ceilings ; A ceiling for robots ; Space arks ; Any recent visits? ; Back engineering -- Testing time. Alien archaeology ; The dreaded min-mains ; Repeatable results ; Where saucers have landed ; Button's Theory ; Convenient frequencies ; Microwave and close encounters ; Life markers among the stars ; Planets for life ; SETI at home ; Project Phoenix ; SETI sees the light ; Photonstar ; Th lesson from twisted light ; Answers on the Moon and Mars? ; The lunar lights ; Artifacts on Earth? ; Landings on ice ; Photographic evidence ; Mysterious lights ; Abductions and artifacts ; Bring in the FBI ; going around in circles ; What's carving up my cattle? ; The science of options -- Mythology and reality. Good-bye to classic cases ; The wrong questions ; The fantasy sect ; Welcome to all aliens; Aliens near and far ; Inexplicable technologies ; Books beyond the fringe ; One way forward
Control code
000051752912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781616146689
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)

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