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The Resource Lonely minds in the universe, Giancarlo Genta, (electronic book)

Lonely minds in the universe, Giancarlo Genta, (electronic book)

Label
Lonely minds in the universe
Title
Lonely minds in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Giancarlo Genta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With a new sense of the possibilities, humans are taking up again the intriguing question of whether the inhabitants of Earth are the lone conscious, intelligent beings in the universe. This renewed interest in extraterrestrial intelligence is partly the result of our ability to look deeper into space, but also of our increasing knowledge of life forms thriving in volcanic vents in our deep oceans or viably suspended for centuries in Arctic ice. Life, it seems, is more tenacious and widespread than we'd previously believed, and numerous questions follow." "If life can survive these extreme Conditions on Earth, then why not in other locales in space? And if simple forms of life can persist, given the immensity and astonishing variety of the known universe, why would more advanced forms not evolve?" "Considering these possibilities in this book, Giancarlo Genta asks us to imagine not just the science and history of the great search, but the politics, morals, and even strategies human societies would have to employ if the day of contact ever came to be. As Genta suggests, the unknowns overwhelm the knowns - not just in the possible physical, intellectual, and technological states of extraterrestrials, but in their intentions. And similarly, he points out, we have the intentions of our fellow humans to wonder and worry about."--Jacket
Member of
Is part of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genta, G.
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.G46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Popular Science
  • Astrobiology
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
Label
Lonely minds in the universe, Giancarlo Genta, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR230953272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387339252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Lonely minds in the universe, Giancarlo Genta, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR230953272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387339252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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