Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence


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Looking back over the half century of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), senior astronomer Seth Shostak offers an enlightening and entertaining glimpse into the program's high-tech hunt for alien life. In the case above, the mysterious radio signal proved to be from a satellite-but it's quite possible that by the year 2025, SETI will find conclusive evidence of a civilization light-years from our home. If that happens, what will we learn from it? How will we respond? Will we ever come face to face with these alien beings? With stellar credentials and brilliant writing (chock full of humor that would make even Mr. Spock chuckle), Shostak brings insider stories and on-the-job insights to a captivating, controversial subject-one that may hold heightened importance for Earthlings in the not-too-distant future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441879585
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Seth Shostak is a scientist, author, and frequent commentator on TV and radio. He writes a monthly column on, and often lectures on his work at SETI. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Frank Drake VII

Chapter One News That Would Change the World 1

Chapter Two Inklings of ET 21

Chapter Three Why Would Anyone Believe They're Out There? 59

Chapter Four Could They Be Here? 111

Chapter Five Turning Ears to the Skies 155

Chapter Six Eureka 205

Chapter Seven Beyond Gray and Hairless 251

Epilogue 291

Acknowledgments 299

Illustration Credits 301

Index 303

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