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Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on…

Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial…

by Jim Al-Khalili

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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.… (more)



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A superb collection of excellent essays from premier scientists in the developing field of astrobiology, psychology, astronomy and astrophysics on the development of extra terrestrial life. In turn, fascinating, and page turning, this'll make you think of aliens and the universe like nothing before. Addictive and compelling, it makes a good introduction to the subject for the general reader too. Highly recommended. ( )
  aadyer | Jan 12, 2018 |
This scientific discussion begins with humankind being the aliens visiting other planets to ending with others visiting earth. Essays included look at cultural aspects from entertainment to science fiction and scientific aspects from artificial intelligence, biology, and astronomical distance. Reader will not find a definitive answer on whether aliens exist, but will find rational arguments to support each theory presented. If used as a book club selection, the material would be great fodder for discussion on several levels. Minimal footnotes, further readings, a must-watch alien film list, and brief contributor biographies are included. ( )
  bemislibrary | Jan 7, 2017 |
A bit disappointing - nothing particularly new and a bit repetitive. ( )
  SChant | Nov 18, 2016 |
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