By Douglas A. Vakoch
This ebook addresses very important present and ancient 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 during the 19th century, whereas part covers the extraterrestrial lifestyles debate from the 20 th century to the current. the ultimate part examines the societal impression of getting to know lifestyles past Earth, together with either cultural and spiritual dimensions. in the course of the publication, authors draw hyperlinks among their very own chapters and people of different individuals, emphasizing the interconnections among a few of the strands of the background and societal effect of the quest for extraterrestrial life.
The chapters are all written via across the world famous specialists and are rigorously edited by means of Douglas Vakoch, professor of medical psychology on the California Institute of essential reviews and Director of Interstellar Message Composition on the SETI Institute.
This interdisciplinary ebook will gain everyone 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