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Industry Reviews Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for "This book is a very well-balanced, detailed analysis of the subject. Overall this book makes for really interesting reading if you're interested in extraterrestrial life and astrobiology.
Astrobiology, History, and Society
Part I. The Early Extraterrestrial Life Debate. The Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Antiquity to Hegel, Analogy, and Extraterrestrial Life. Pioneering Concepts of Planetary Habitability. The Modern Extraterrestrial Life Debate.
Go from Quantum to Cosmic
The first section covers the plurality of worlds debate from antiquity through the nineteenth century, while section two covers the extraterrestrial life debate from the twentieth century to the present. The final section examines the societal impact of discovering life beyond Earth, including both cultural and religious dimensions.
Throughout the book, authors draw links between their own chapters and those of other contributors, emphasizing the interconnections between the various strands of the history and societal impact of the search for extraterrestrial life. This interdisciplinary book will benefit everybody trying to understand the meaning of astrobiology and SETI for our human society.
Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for This is one of the best books on the subject; it belongs in all college libraries. Summing Up: Essential.
Schick, Choice, Vol. If not, then what might that mean? This fascinating volume offers a history of what Western cultures have thought about these questions This volume nicely reveals the numerous ways in which anthropological knowledge and methods can help us think about and plan for managing the cultural impact of an eventual first contact.
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