By Douglas A. Vakoch
This ebook addresses very important present and historic themes in astrobiology and the quest for all times past Earth, together with the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). the 1st part covers the plurality of worlds debate from antiquity in the course of the 19th century, whereas part covers the extraterrestrial lifestyles debate from the 20 th century to the current. the ultimate part examines the societal influence of getting to know existence past Earth, together with either cultural and non secular dimensions. through the booklet, authors draw hyperlinks among their very own chapters and people of alternative members, emphasizing the interconnections among some of the strands of the heritage and societal influence of the quest for extraterrestrial life.
The chapters are all written through across the world well-known specialists and are conscientiously edited via Douglas Vakoch, professor of scientific psychology on the California Institute of crucial reviews and Director of Interstellar Message Composition on the SETI Institute.
This interdisciplinary publication will profit all people attempting to comprehend the which means of astrobiology and SETI for our human society.
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Astrobiology, History, and Society: Life Beyond Earth and the Impact of Discovery (Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics) by Douglas A. Vakoch