The Biological Universe: The Twentieth Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science / Edition 1

The Biological Universe: The Twentieth Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science / Edition 1

by Steven J. Dick
     
 

This book is the first history of the twentieth century extraterrestrial life debate.See more details below

Overview

This book is the first history of the twentieth century extraterrestrial life debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521343268
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. From the physical world to the biological universe: Democritus to Lowell; 2. Plurality of worlds and the decline of anthropocentrism; 3. The solar system: the limits of observation; 4. Solar systems beyond: the limits of theory; 5. Extraterrestrials in literature and the arts: the role of imagination; 6. The UFO controversy: on perception and deception; 7. The origin and evolution of life in the extraterrestrial context; 8. SETI: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence; 9. The convergence of disciplines: birth of a new science; 10. The meaning of life; Summary and conclusion: the biological universe and the limits of science.

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