Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Jean HeidmannExtraterrestrial Intelligence by Jean Heidmann

Extraterrestrial Intelligence

byJean HeidmannTranslated byStorm Dunlop

Paperback | April 28, 1997

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By what criteria should we judge whether we are alone in the cosmos, and how should we set about detecting extraterrestrials? Jean Heidmann answers these questions in this engaging discussion of extraterrestrial intelligence. Using clear explanations, including new and updated information, he covers the entire subject of extraterrestrial intelligence including the SETI project and what might happen if actual contact takes place.
Title:Extraterrestrial IntelligenceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:April 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521585635

ISBN - 13:9780521585637

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Bioastronomical Prospect: 1. The cosmic stage; 2. The organic stage; 3. The prebiotic stage; 4. The primitive biological stage; Part II. Extraterrestrials: 5. Intelligence; 6. The SETI Pioneers; 7. Why use radio waves?; 8. NASA takes up the challenge; 9. False alarms; 10. The expansion of SETI; 11. Habitable zones in the universe; 12. The day we make contact; 13. The new world of SETI; 14. SETI in the twenty-first century; 15. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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By what criteria should we judge whether we are alone in the cosmos, and how can we detect extraterrestrials, assuming such exists? The author answers these questions and more in an engaging discussion of extraterrestrial intelligence. He covers the entire subject, including information from the SETI projectand what might happen if actual contact should ever take place. A new Introduction for this revised edition contains updated information

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"Aimed at the general public, it succinctly covers all the important aspects of the field...Heidmann writes in a lucid, agreeable personal style." Nature